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Postby knapplc » Thu Nov 01, 2007 5:37 pm

This is a load of horse hockey!

I will wager dollars to donuts that Colbert gets more votes than half the candidates.

COLUMBIA, South Carolina (CNN) -- The South Carolina Democratic Party voted Thursday to keep funnyman Stephen Colbert's name off the Democratic Primary ballot, according to the party's executive director.

The party's executive council met Thursday afternoon in Columbia to decide which candidates met the criteria to be placed on the ballot, and Colbert didn't make the cut, executive director Joe Werner said.

Colbert has said he will not file for the Republican party ballot because of the $35,000 fee, so the move likely ends his bid to officially run for president in South Carolina.

The host of Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report" filed his papers Thursday morning.

To get on the ballot, a candidate must demonstrate two requirements: that he or she is viable nationally and has spent time campaigning in the state.

Carol Fowler, chairwoman of the state Democratic Party and a member of the executive council, suggested Wednesday that Colbert did not meet the standard of national viability.

"He does not appear to be campaigning to win if he is only running in one state," she said.

One of Colbert's opponents on the executive council, Charleston Democratic party chairman Waring Howe, defended the decision.

"Stephen Colbert clearly didn't qualify under our rules, and it would have been a mistake and wrong to violate our rules," he said.

Meanwhile, long shots Rep. Dennis Kucinich of Ohio and former Alaska Sen. Mike Gravel did make the cut.

Colbert, the mock conservative pundit whose show regularly features real politicians and political commentators, announced he was running as a Democrat and Republican on October 16.

He made a "campaign" stop Sunday in Columbia to receive a key to the city from Mayor Bob Coble, attracting about 1,000 people, mostly University of South Carolina students.

Opponents such as Howe argued Colbert would make a mockery of the political process. They also noted that for each candidate on the Democratic ballot, the state party must pay $20,000 to the state election commission.
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Re: Colbert Kicked Off S.C. Ballot

Postby Art Vandelay » Thu Nov 01, 2007 5:53 pm

Darn. I would have liked to see what the results would have been, but there reasoning does seem sound.

What's Colbert going to do now that his run for the presidency seems to be over, and his show looks like it's about to go into reruns for an undetermined amount of time.
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Re: Colbert Kicked Off S.C. Ballot

Postby knapplc » Thu Nov 01, 2007 5:55 pm

Art Vandelay wrote:Darn. I would have liked to see what the results would have been, but there reasoning does seem sound.

What's Colbert going to do now that his run for the presidency seems to be over, and his show looks like it's about to go into reruns for an undetermined amount of time.

What's this about? I haven't heard anything about this.
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Re: Colbert Kicked Off S.C. Ballot

Postby Art Vandelay » Thu Nov 01, 2007 6:04 pm

It looks like there's about to be a writer's strike:

http://www.forbes.com/feeds/ap

Associated Press
Late-Night TV Braces for Possible Strike
By LYNN ELBER 10.31.07, 7:56 PM ET

LOS ANGELES -

The first casualties of a possible Hollywood writers strike could be late-night laughs.

"The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" and "The Colbert Report" will almost certainly be forced into reruns by a lack of fresh skits and monologues if writers walk off the job after their current contract expires.

"If the strike happens, we are very likely looking at repeats for both shows," said Tony Fox, a spokesman for Comedy Central, which airs the shows starring Stewart and Stephen Colbert that lampoon political doings of the day.

"The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" could follow.

NBC declined to comment on what would be in store for the show. But a person with the network, who was not authorized to comment and spoke on condition of anonymity, said "Tonight" and other NBC late-night shows likely would have to resort to repeats with no writing staff to generate new material.

Contract talks between the Writers Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers continued Wednesday evening, with no word on any progress. The current pact was set to expire at midnight Wednesday.

A federal mediator joined the negotiations for a second day.

The writers guild said late Tuesday it would submit a revamped contract proposal, but details were not released.

Producers said they would consider the revision but wouldn't agree to anything that would restrict their ability to experiment with new Internet and other digital delivery options for films and TV shows.

A key issue in negotiations involves giving writers more money from the sale of DVDs and the distribution of shows via the Internet, cell phones and other digital platforms.

It was unclear when writers might walk off the job if a new deal isn't reached. More than 5,000 guild members recently voted, with 90 percent authorizing negotiators to call the first strike since 1988 if necessary.

The union has set a meeting of its 12,000 members for Thursday night at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Jonathan Handel, an entertainment lawyer at the Los Angeles law firm of TroyGould, said it was in the union's interest to delay a walkout, perhaps by five days or more.

"The writers guild has two weapons: One is a strike, the other is the threat of a strike. It has no reason to toss that weapon away without using it for a bit," said Handel, who served in the 1990s as an associate counsel for the guild.

A strike by writers would not immediately affect film or prime-time TV production. Most studios have stockpiled dozens of movie scripts, and TV shows have enough scripts or completed shows in hand to last until early next year.

After that, networks might turn to reality shows, news programs and reruns to fill the prime-time airwaves. Late-night shows wouldn't fare as well, since they are more dependent on current events to fuel monologues and other entertainment.

CBS (nyse: CBS - news - people ) declined comment on the possible fate of "The Late Show with David Letterman."

During the last strike in 1988, Letterman, then host of NBC's "Late Night," and longtime "Tonight Show" host Johnny Carson initially went off the air but later returned as the walkout dragged on for more than five months.

NBC also declined comment on how "Saturday Night Live" might be affected in the weeks ahead but indicated this weekend's show would air as planned.

One cast member sounded a gloomy note.

"Boom - our show just shuts down," "SNL" star Amy Poehler told trade paper Daily Variety. "It's just done. There is no backlog of scripts."

On the movie front, studios are said to have as many as 50 projects ready to go into production. Several major studio projects reportedly are camera-ready, with scripts that could be filmed without requiring a guild member on hand for rewrites.

Some sectors would benefit from a walkout. Network news divisions could become beehives in a protracted strike, with networks calling on news magazines such as "Dateline NBC" to fill in programming gaps.

Reality TV producers are finding an even warmer welcome at networks, while independent filmmakers foresee the possibility of new distribution doors opening.

Veteran TV executive Charles Hirschhorn, who weathered the 1988 writers strike at fledgling network Fox, said the need for programming spawned such early network reality series as "Cops" and "America's Most Wanted."

"The writers strike was the best thing that ever happened to the Fox network. It encouraged people to sample other types of programming," he said.

Major Hollywood unions have lined up behind the writers.

Teamsters Local 399 said that as a union, it has a legal obligation to honor its contracts with producers. But the local, which represents truck drivers, casting directors and location managers, said the clause does not apply to individuals, who are protected by federal law from employer retribution if they decide to honor picket lines.

Members of the Screen Actors Guild have also voiced strong support for writers, but officials with that union have said its 150,000 members were obligated to report to work.

AP Business Writer Gary Gentile contributed to this report.
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Re: Colbert Kicked Off S.C. Ballot

Postby theclefe » Thu Nov 01, 2007 11:55 pm

I find it hard to believe Colbert couldn't raise $35,000 to get on the Republican ballot. I'm hoping this isn't over.
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Re: Colbert Kicked Off S.C. Ballot

Postby ThatDude » Fri Nov 02, 2007 2:42 am

theclefe wrote:I find it hard to believe Colbert couldn't raise $35,000 to get on the Republican ballot. I'm hoping this isn't over.


Raising the money wasn't the issue.

The problem was a legal hangup. He could spend no more than $5,000 on his entire campaign, or be subject to some finance laws.
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Re: Colbert Kicked Off S.C. Ballot

Postby 5 » Fri Nov 02, 2007 11:13 am

Opponents such as Howe argued Colbert would make a mockery of the political process.

gimme a break
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Re: Colbert Kicked Off S.C. Ballot

Postby CheeseBeger » Fri Nov 02, 2007 4:45 pm

5 wrote:Opponents such as Howe argued Colbert would make a mockery of the political process.

gimme a break


His supporters cited how having him on the ballot would probably increase party membership. You would think that the positives would outweigh the negatives here.
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Re: Colbert Kicked Off S.C. Ballot

Postby Coppermine » Fri Nov 02, 2007 8:15 pm

But Colbert, the person (a Democrat) isn't running for President, it's Colbert, the personality (the Republican) running! Why can't he be on the Republican ticket!?

By the way, if the writers strike happens, there is one bit of good news: NBC is trying to lock up a deal with BBC to run episodes of the original Office if they go on strike. Sweet!
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Re: Colbert Kicked Off S.C. Ballot

Postby StlSluggers » Tue Nov 06, 2007 10:33 am

Looks like Obama played hardball on this issue and influenced the vote to kick him off the ballot.

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