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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Herman Cain received over 6,000 votes and about one percent of the votes in the South Carolina Republican primary Saturday, suggesting Stephen Colbert, who had urged his supporters to use Cain’s name on the ballot to show support for him, has a bit of work to do before he becomes president of the United States of South Carolina.

While the big news is certainly Newt Gingrich surging to a double-digit win, ignoring Colbert’s candidacy entirely would be a mistake, as every day he’s in the race is another day the campaign finance system is mocked and ridiculed.

  • John St. Clair

    Steven Colbert makes me laugh by poking fun at the corruption of our political system by recent Supreme Court decisions when otherwise I might be crying in despair. Hopefully his satire opens a few eyes and ears.

  • AlanAbel

    THE BEST PARTY
    P.O. Box 337
    New York, NY 10163
    January 20, 2012

    Mr. Brian Williams
    NBC TELEVISION
    30 Rockefeller Plaza
    New York, NY 10112

    Dear Mr. Williams,
    I have always enjoyed your rise to fame. You remind me so much of Peter Jennings. But not Walter Cronkite. He was a grouch, according to unpublished sources. Anyhow, my name is Mrs. Yetta Bronstein. I’ll be running for President of the United States of America in 2012, as an independent candidate, under a banner as THE BEST PARTY.
    And why not? I’m over 35 years old, born in the USA and I don’t need a Green Card. Also I have a common sense platform. When you introduced Mr. Stephan Colbert for the same high office on your NBC news program Friday evening January 13, 2012, between 6:30 and 7:00, I got so excited I forgot to watch “Jeopardy” that follows you on another network.
    My purpose in writing, Mr. Williams, is to request equal time, as you gave Mr. Colbert, for my announcement. This is a Fair Practice rule under the FCC regulations, which you might not be aware of. It is still on their books, according to the scandalous Watergate leading prosecutor lawyer, Mr. Richard Ben-Veniste.
    Accordingly, Mr. Williams, until I receive my snow boots from L.L. Bean and begin testing the waters in New Hampshire, here are a few of my planks. Please choose from this list and announce them on your nightly news ASAP:
    1. Take Congress off salary and put them on a straight commission basis.
    2. Abolish the Income Tax and substitute a Fat Tax. Entire family must weigh in on or before April 15th and pay $5 a pound for the aggregate.
    3. Eliminate the National Debt by releasing 2.2 million prisoners in jail. Then give each one 7 days to be adopted by a family, or be put to sleep.
    4. Place a Suggestion Box on the White House fence.
    5. Put mental detectors, along with the metal detector, in all Gov. Buildings.
    6. Auction off American Ambassadorships to the highest bidders.
    7. Halt all space exploration to save billions. Just wait until they visit us.
    8. Remember my slogan: “Vote for Yetta and watch things get betta.”
    Finally, Mr. Williams, let me thank you for upholding the integrity of your news position and that of NBC-TV. Maybe you will be invited to host “Saturday Night Live” sometime in the near future.
    If you wish to contact me: (212) 714-8298 Or email: [email protected]

    Sincerely,

    Mrs. Yetta Bronstein
    THE BEST PARTY