Stephen Colbert’s sister is running for congress but don’t expect the comedian to Elizabeth Colbert Busch any free airtime. Nope, Colbert will not use his show to promote his “intelligent, hardworking, compassionate and dedicated” sister.
On the Colbert Report last night the comedian said that his sister has been criticized for having a famous brother. But Colbert promised that he wouldn’t put his journalistic integrity into question by endorsing his sister.
Colbert, who calls his sister, Lulu, said:
“No free air time, Lulu … As a broadcast journalist, I am obligated to maintain broad objectivity. It doesn’t matter that my sister is intelligent, hardworking, compassionate, and dedicated to the people of South Carolina.”
Colbert did say, however, that if his sister manages to beat out all 16 names currently on the GOP ticket, he’d love to have his sister on for a “Better Know A District” segment.
The Colbert Nation has frequently pushed the talk show host to take up an active life in politics and Stephen has come close on several occasions. He’s run for president and started his own Super Pac in recent years.
Colbert won’t be running for office anytime soon but he will be helping out with his sister’s campaign. Colbert Busch is already advertising a fundraising event called “A Special Evening with Stephen Colbert” later this month.
Here’s the clip from The Colbert Report.