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South Carolina Democrats Say No To Stephen Colbert

by @ 6:06 am on November 2, 2007. Filed under 2008 Election, Politics, Stephen Colbert

The South Carolina Democratic Party has thrown a monkey wrench in to the “favorite son” campaign of comedian Stephen Colbert:

Stephen Colbert’s satirical run for the presidency has run into its first roadblock — his bid to be on the ballot in the South Carolina Democratic presidential primary was rejected on Thursday.

The party’s executive council voted 13-3 to refuse Colbert’s application for a spot on the ballot.

“The general sense of the council was that he wasn’t a serious candidate and that was why he wasn’t selected to be on the ballot,” said Joe Werner, the party’s director. “There was discussion — I wouldn’t call it a heated debate — but there was discussion about it.”

There is no appeal process, Werner said, adding that the party will certify its ballot as final later Thursday with the South Carolina State Election Commission.

Those guys just have no sense of humor.

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