Heard on the Hill

South Carolina for Stephen Colbert?

Immediately following Sen. Jim DeMint's announcement that he would be ditching the Senate to lead the Heritage Foundation, tweeters everywhere began playing their new favorite game: How many ways can we start rumors about Stephen Colbert being appointed to South Carolina's Senate seat?

The truth is, it might not be the craziest idea ever.

If you're reading, South Carolina Gov. Nikki R. Haley, here are four reasons HOH has come up with to make you more comfortable in assessing Colbert.

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Colbert poses with himself during the unveiling of his wax figure at Madame Tussauds in Washington. (File Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

1. There's a precedent for funny men in the Senate.

Watch Franken explain President Ronald Reagan's prostate surgery to Dennis Miller

2. Colbert has a super PAC and fundraising chops.

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Colbert has name recognition and people who believe in his message (even if they don't completely get his message), and he has a strong ability to raise money for no reason whatever. These are the top three characteristics of a successful politician.

3. Colbert knows Congress.

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4. Colbert has social media momentum.

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