Stephen Colbert expressed his dismay after his sister, Elizabeth Colbert Busch lost in a special election to former governor and "Appalachian Trail" hiker, Mark Sanford for South Carolina's 1st Congressional district.
On Wednesday night’s edition of “The Colbert Report,” Stephen Colbert lashed out at his home state of South Carolina for failing to elect his sister Elizabeth Colbert Busch to Congress, and re-electing former Gov. Mark Sanford (R) to the congressional seat he held before running for governor.
“Folks, tonight I am angry,” he said to the roaring crowd that greeting him at the show’s opening. “And for once, that doesn’t make me happy.”
Rolling video clips of South Carolina’s election results, he said, “And I think you know why.”
“My sister lost!” he said, although he got his hopes up briefly when CNN said she’d lost, which, according to their recent track record, clearly meant she had won.
“Mark Sanford beat my sister,” said Colbert, “and I believe that means that Mark Sanford is now my sister. And on behalf of my entire family, I want to say we’re deeply sorry about him.”
After saying he was then going to turn his back on South Carolina, Colbert went on to make it obvious that was going to be a lot easier said than done, since he didn't seem to thrilled with the idea of becoming a Tar Heel and wasn't wild about North Carolina's barbeque either.
Maybe Stephen can have Brad Friedman on some time in the near future to discuss whether his sister actually lost in a landslide or not and their one hundred percent unverifiable touch-screen voting machines, the use of which have guaranteed that we will never know for sure what the results of that election were.