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Stephen Colbert may still technically only be in the exploratory phase of his campaign for the presidency of the United States of South Carolina, but his Super PAC is releasing TV ads on par with those of former Republican frontrunner Herman Cain. In fact, the Super PAC’s latest ad urges South Carolinians to vote for Cain, suggesting a vote for the now-withdrawn candidate — whose name remains on the ballot — will boost Colbert’s campaign.

Colbert tops things off with an epic forced smile that’s almost as creepy as Herman Cain’s in the legendary “Smoking” ad. Watch:

As usual, no word from the Super PAC on the size or density of the ad buy, if any. We’ll look into it and report back.

Donald Trump Jr.

Screenshot from Twitter

You've probably heard about Donald Trump's claim that his Democratic rival got "a big fat se onhot in the ass" before delivering a nearly perfect performance on a recently televised town hall. Or his more recent demand that Joe Biden get a "drug test" before their debate on Tuesday night. Having spent months lowering expectations for Biden, the Trumps are now busily defaming him as a junkie.

But that particular slur backfired spectacularly over the weekend when the Trump campaign posted a bizarre video of Don Jr. -- seemingly in a condition that called for rehab services. As his father might put it, "many people are saying" that the presidential spud looked and sounded like someone abusing a controlled substance. (His slurred message was disturbed too, something about an "army of able-bodied men and women" to intimidate voters).

It's both funny and sad to watch Don Jr. decompensate on Twitter. (More funny, though.)

Click and judge his condition for yourself.