Stephen Colbert For KFC President!

This is genius.

After Stephen Colbert’s failed bid for the White House, KFC decided to console Colbert the only way they know how…

By offering Colbert the presidency of KFC. TMZ reports that the talk show host’s official duties will include “sorting the “left wings” from the “right wings” and a “State of the Chicken” address.”

The New York Daily News’s Daily Politics Blog posted a copy of KFC’s letter to Colbert in MS Word format that we’ve helpfully HTMLized for y’all.

Press entreaty after the jump.

November 12, 2007

An open letter to Stephen Colbert:

We’ve been closely following the news around your decision to run for president, including the recent development that your name will not be allowed on the ballot in South Carolina.

We know you are disappointed, but there are many KFC staffers who are proud members of ColbertNation and we are here to help.

It is with great pride that I tell you that KFC has the power to pave your road to the White House, and to offer you the presidency! No ballot, election or voting required.

KFC Headquarters in Louisville, Ky., is located in a building called the White House and we’d like to invite you to our White House to serve as KFC president for a day.

Your day as president would begin with a “swearing in” ceremony, where you’ll place your hand on the book containing the Colonel’s secret recipe. Your first official duty would be to help us sort the “left wings” from the “right wings.” We’d also like you to hold a “State of the Chicken” address with some of America’s most dedicated restaurant managers.

One of the best things about being KFC president for a day is that you don’t have to choose sides. We have plenty of mashed potatoes and gravy, cole slaw and macaroni and cheese to go around, and KFC will allow you the liberty of enjoying all of our sides!

Colonel Sanders brought Southern Hospitality to fried chicken fans around the world, and we think you’ll enjoy experiencing our Southern Hospitality during your one-day term as president of KFC. Your chance at a seat in the oval office may have been denied, but you’ll always have a seat at KFC’s dinner table.

With the ongoing writers’ strike, I assume there is some free time on your calendar. I look forward to giving you a tour of your White House office soon.


Gregg Dedrick
President of KFC

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