Ground Control to Major Colbert: Why the Government Rarely Allows ‘Write-In’ Votes

Have you ever been voting and wished you could “write in” a name? Normally they don’t allow that. Why? Because the government can’t control the results as easily, as NASA just found out:

NASA’s online contest to name a new room at the international space station went awry. Comedian Stephen Colbert won.

The name “Colbert” beat out NASA’s four suggested options in the space agency’s effort to have the public help name the addition. The new room will be launched later this year.

NASA’s mistake was allowing write-ins. Colbert urged viewers of his Comedy Central show, “The Colbert Report” to write in his name.

Bring back the “write-in” vote on all election ballots, I say! And so what if Colbert wins an election? It’s not like he could do a worse job.

The Space Station’s Colbert room will be right across the hall from the Brangelina decompression chamber.

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