South Carolinians Warm to Colbert as Senator

It's not like government isn't already a massive joke


Four days after Comedy Central late-night star Stephen Colbert floated his name as the replacement for Republican Sen. Jim DeMint, Public Policy Polling reported that South Carolinians like the idea.

Colbert tops the list of replacements with 20 percent of respondents in the state saying they want the comic-turned-faux conservative pundit to represent them in the Senate.

His closest competition: Tim Scott with 15?percent, according to the pollster.

The decision's up to the state's governor, Nikki Haley (R), who will serve in the seat until a special election in '14.