Last month, when it came out that the editor of Rupert Murdoch's iPad newspaper The Daily had urged his staff to find the oldest dog in America and the richest man in South Dakota, Stephen Colbert encouraged them to aim even higher and find the richest dog in South Dakota. And today, it appears they've taken Stephen's advice and found that very dog. Her name is Miss Charlie Brown, and she's an English cocker spaniel who belongs to a family of mineral millionaires:
Colbert assumed that such a well-heeled pup must “get all the bitches.” But in fact, far from demanding diamond doggie collars and solid-gold pooper-scoopers — this grounded hound spent her puppyhood amid humble public servants in the state’s legislative chambers in Pierre, where Barb Everist was South Dakota’s first female state senate majority leader.
“This isn’t a Paris Hilton kind of dog,” she insisted to The Daily.
That’s not to say that Miss Charlie Brown isn’t accustomed to a certain style of living. She flies between the family’s homes in Sioux Falls, Naples, Fla., and Lake Okoboji, Iowa, on the family’s private jet, where she rides on Barb’s lap.
So, there you go. When Stephen Colbert tells The Daily to do something, they do it. Next, he should make them build a perpetual motion machine or divide by zero.
You can watch the original Colbert Report clip after the jump.
The Colbert Report airs Monday through Thursday at 11:30/10:30c.