Laura Erickson's For the Birds

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Mr. President?

Stephen Colbert announced last night that he will be running for President of the United States, in South Carolina. Read the news story here.

Notice that the news story gets the title of his book wrong. It's not "I Am American (And So Can You!)"; it's I Am AMERICA (And So Can You).

I will endorse this candidate if he promises to make me Secretary of Birds if he wins. Otherwise, I'm sticking with Dave Barry, who (and I am not making this up) really did promise to make me Secretary of Birds if HE is elected president. You can hear all about it on this 12-minute radio interview, along with solid proof that I'm no Terry Gross. You can also read the Dave Barry's Christmas Gift-Buying Guide entry about the nighthawk tapeworm I gave him here.