CBS News' Joy Lin reports that the star of Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report" is going to file paperwork to run in South Carolina's Democratic primary, according to a source close to the state party.
The primary is expected to be held on Jan. 26, pending Democratic National Committee approval of a move up from Jan. 29. Colbert, a South Carolina native, is touting himself as a "favorite son" candidate and has already won a corporate sponsor -- Doritos tortilla chips -- and promised to "crush the state of Georgia."
The choice of party is an interesting one for Colbert, whose TV persona is a caricature of conservative talking heads like Bill O'Reilly and Sean Hannity. We can only hope he'll get invited to a debate.