This past Saturday the mayor of Columbia, South Carolina, held a ceremony during which he named Stephen Colbert SC's Favorite Son and officially proclaimed October 28th Stephen Colbert Day. Colbert, who is running for President in SC on both the Democratic and Republican tickets, seized the moment and delivered a stump speech like no other candidate could (or would dare) ever make. Pure genius...
Colbert: "Today's WORD is Gamecock. (cheers and applause) Mr. Mayor, thank you so much, I accept your proclamation naming me South Carolina's favorite son. This is a tremendous honor, you all must be thrilled to have me here. Citizens of Columbia, I grew up in South Carolina and I continue to spend a great deal of time here -- in fact, if the IRS asks, we do this every weekend."
UPDATE: According to CNN Colbert will only be running on the Democratic ticket. Apparently the GOP priced him out of the market.
UPDATE #2: (Nicole) Uh oh. It looks like Colbert was foiled again. The South Carolina Democratic Party has rejected placing Colbert on the ballot on the basis of national viability. Haven't they seen the polls? Colbert could still run as an Independent with a 10,000 signature petition. Given that he got more than 17 million votes to rename a Hungarian bridge in his honor (8 million more votes than there are Hungarians), 10,000 signatures should be a walk in the park.