Last month, Elizabeth Colbert-Busch, the sister of Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert, announced she was running in South Carolina's upcoming Congressional special election, potentially pitting her against former governor and Appalachian Trail aficionado Mark Sanford. On Wednesday, Colbert used some air time to spotlight her uphill battle.
“No free airtime, Lulu,” Colbert said during his show, addressing his older sister by her childhood nickname. “As a broadcast journalist, I am obligated to maintain pure objectivity. It doesn’t matter that my sister is intelligent, hardworking, compassionate and dedicated to the people of South Carolina.”
Colbert offered some advice to Republicans who might end up in a debate with Colbert-Busch. “This is how I used to win a lot of arguments with her when I was a kid. Right after she makes a good point, repeat it back to her in a dumb voice.”
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