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Colbert tries to sever South Carolina ties after his sister loses House race

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"I just feel so betrayed by South Carolina. Well, if they're going to turn their backs on my family I'm turning my back on them. From now on, and I never though I'd say this, I am from North Carolina. I have to, I have to. I'm a Tarheel now, whatever the f--- that means," Colbert said on his television show Wednesday night.

After choking down some "sauce-less, vinegar-based meat product that they call barbecue," however, Colbert relented.

He also joked about Sanford's campaign, wondering if she held "too few debates against a cardboard Nancy Pelosi."

"The voters of South Carolina have spoken. Mark Sanford beat my sister and I believe that means Mark Sanford is now my sister. And on behalf of my entire family I want to say I'm deeply sorry about him. Now we know how Kevin Manson must have felt," he said.