Wishful, Humorous Thinking: Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert in 2008

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We can't tell you for sure who will be on the presidential ballot in 2008. But the list of those who've had to annouce they are NOT running reads like the Hollywood Walk of Fame:

- Oprah is out. And her lawyer got pretty steamed anyone dared to mention she could be in.

Steve Colbert

- George Clooney isn't up for running. But he is still single, ladies.

- Brooke Hogan also won't be a candidate. Obviously. She's not old enough yet, according to the Constitution.

Now, you can add Jon Stewart (left) and Stephen Colbert to the parade of non-presidents.

Stewart, responding to the influx of T-shirts promoting such a ticket said it's "a real sign of how sad people are" with the state of affairs in the country.

"Nothing says 'I am ashamed of you my government' more than Stewart/Colbert '08," Stewart told an audience Sunday at the New Yorker Festival.

Stewart, who recently hosted Pakistan's president, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, on The Daily Show, said he's been trying to get top Bush administration officials to appear. "We have requests in there to everyone including Barney," Stewart said. "Only Barney replies."

Barney is the president's Scottish terrier.

Stewart scoffed at suggestions that some people actually get their news from The Daily Show, too.

"There's no way you could get the news from us," he said. "I've seen the show. It couldn't happen."

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