According to this article, South Carolina Democrats will not let Stephen Colbert's name appear on the Democratic primary ballot in that state. Colbert had paid the $2500 filing fee to have his name on the ballot, but after 40 minutes of discussion the state democratic party said that they would refund his money and not let him on the ballot. I had heard several pundits on Faux News as I was flipping through the channels a few days ago chiding Colbert for his campaign. They said he was making a mockery of the process and that he was not a serious candidate (no shit, really). They said that in a very serious issue of the election we should not kid and that he was only doing it as a publicity stunt. My reaction was so what, if he wants to run in only one state and he is willing to fork over the money, what the hell do the pundit care what he does. Then I remembered this was Faux News and chalked it all up to some snooty, conservative assholes and didn't think too much more about it. And now the SC democratic party is giving the same excuse, he is not serious, he is doing this as part of his comedy routine, yada yada yada. Well, guess what, he paid the money and so he should be allowed to run in your stupid state. You, the SC Democratic party, just come across as stingy and have no sense of humor or really care about your own state. If you cared, you would allow him to run and maybe he would bring more notoriety to your own state and people would pay attention more, because as of right now the only states people really seem to care about are Idaho and New Hampshire. I say get over yourself already.
On a separate note, but still related Detroit Lion's quarterback Jon Kitna dressed up like a naked man and his wife dressed up like a fast food worker poking fun at a coach for Detroit who had charges against him for driving through a Wendy's drive-up naked. This has become a huge story apparently in Detroit and he is being condemned for being insensitive by the local media. Well, the coach he was poking fun of didn't care, his teammates didn't care and his head coach didn't care, so why the hell should the fucking media care about such trivial issues. And since when are football players supposed to be so damn sensitive. I am not saying that what he did was right because apparently the coach in question also had a DUI charge and was in AA, but really it was fucking Halloween and he was having fun and no one was hurt. There are so many more important things that can be focused on, even in sports, that we do not need to worry about how people are dressing up for Halloween.
I am just tired of nobody having fun in life and superimposing your own feelings onto the feelings of others. If the person being poked at doesn't care than you shouldn't either. And if someone wants to enter the presidential race only in one state and he pays the filing fees and does not ask for any special treatment, then by George let him. Get off your fucking high horse and fucking have a goddamn sense of humor already.