Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Stephen Colbert is running for president, and that is a good thing

One of the best by-products of a presidential election season is that it produces more political humor than normal.

Last week, Stephen Colbert, host of 'The Colbert Report' on 'Comedy Central,' made his long awaited announcement that he will be running for president. For those of you not familiar with him, his show is a parody of pundit-driven shows that we see on cable news channels.

Colbert's wit is sharp and intelligent, and if there is one field that is ripe for lampooning, it is our presidential process. As important as this process is, it is often full of folks who take themselves too seriously.

Colbert said that he would run both as a Democrat and a Republican because it gives him the possibility to 'lose twice.' He is also touting Russian President Vladimir Putin as a possible running mate.

In a recent column he wrote for 'The New York Times,' he wrote that ''s clear that the voters are desperate for a white, male, middle-aged, Jesus-trumpeting alternative.'

It should be a fun year.

1 comment:

Joltin' Django said...

I'll tell you what would just tickle me to no end: Colbert finishes ahead of Ron Paul in SC! Now, THAT would be funny!