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Senator Stephen Colbert? Nope.

COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina’s governor appears to have closed the door on appointing Stephen Colbert to the U.S. Senate, all because he didn’t know the state drink was milk.

During “The Colbert Report” on Thursday, Colbert urged fans to send Gov. Nikki Haley messages on Twitter telling her why he would make a great senator from his home state. Haley is appointing a senator after Jim DeMint announced he is resigning at the end of the year.

Thousands of messages poured into the governor’s official account with the hashtag “SenatorColbert.”

Haley responded today on her Facebook page with a link to her April appearance on Colbert’s show, where the host, who was raised in Charleston, did not know the state beverage is milk.

Haley wrote that was a “big mistake.”

Does Idaho have a state beverage? If not, what should the state drink be?

Spokane To Rally To Restore Sanity

After Glenn Beck’s “Restoring Honor” rally at the national mall, fans of Stewart’s Daily Show and Colbert’s Colbert Report wanted (Jon Stewart, right) and (Stephen Colbert) to put on a rally of their own. And so they will. Tomorrow, from noon to 3 pm EST, Stewart will gather his followers in Washington D.C. for a “Rally to Restore Sanity.” Enough with the rallies for the crazies, the extremists, and the screamers, Stewart said. Here’s a rally for the rest of us, those who believe their opponents are, in all likelihood, not Hitler. Who are unwilling to boil down foreign policy to a 1:1 blood-oil conversion. Who believe words like “socialist,” “communist,” or “antichrist” should be reserved for actual socialists, communists, or false prophets claiming the mantle of Christ and ushering in seven years of Armageddon. It’s a cry, not for change or for revolution, but for being decent and reasonable/Daniel Walters, Inlander. More here.

Question: What do you make of Jon Stewart’s national “Rally to Restore Sanity” today?

Colbert: Spuds Dominate Idaho Day

A typical Idaho day, he says, consists of planting potatoes, growing potatoes, harvesting potatoes, eating potatoes, going to the rodeo, going to Utah, ridiculing anybody that currently or wishes to reside in Utah, being snowed on in the morning and having 115-degree weather in the afternoon, and “excitedly awaiting layovers in Midwest airports just for the great shopping”/satiricist Stephen Colbert’s discussing Idaho in his Wikipedia knockoff.

More from Steve Crump’s column

Question: Who do you like to watch more: Jon Stewart or Stephen Colbert?

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