Angry about his sister’s congressional election loss to Mark Sanford, Stephen Colbert did the logical thing – and declared Sanford his new sister.
Supporting his sister following her defeat for one of South Carolina’s congressional seats, Colbert, host of “The Colbert Report,” took jabs at CNN, almost denounced his love for the state of South Carolina, and wondered aloud, comically, whether the lies leveled against his sister were a common part of political campaigns.
“This scares me to my core. I’m shaken. This was the first political campaign where I knew and cared about the candidate before they got into politics. I saw first-hand how her opponents smeared her with outrageous accusations I knew to be untrue,” he said on his show Wednesday night. “And that’s made me wonder if other campaigns have done this as well.”
Is it just me or do you get the feeling he’s only kinda sorta joking? His schtick got old a long time ago. Once upon a time he used his on-screen persona to “speak truth to power”. But since Obama took office he’s been defending power. He pretends to be a conservative, but it’s all satire. Except satire is funny, and Stephen Colbert isn’t funny anymore.
You can search all you want but you won’t find me taking a position on the SC special election. That’s only partly because of my general policy of staying out of elections that I’m not eligible to vote in. If figure that the people in South Carolina should pick their own representatives.
I was not particularly concerned about the effect the election would have on which party controls the House of Representatives, and I doubt there are any tea leaves to read in that election regarding next year’s mid-term elections.
I am familiar with Mark Sanford’s recent fall from grace. It is a sordid tale of personal failing that as far as I am concerned has nothing to do with his ideology or party membership. In recent years there have been plenty of sex scandals involving members of both parties.
But if the voters of South Carolina want to give a disgraced politician a second chance, that is their choice. It’s not like it was kept secret from them until after the election. That’s why I don’t understand the pearl clutching over Sanford’s win by Meghan McCain and other Vile Progs. It’s just democracy in action.
Vox populi, vox Dei.