Only a couple days after David Letterman announced his retirement plans, CBS has announced that Stephen Colbert will take over his time slot. The Hollywood Reporter’s Tim Goodman says he’s the perfect person for the job. This is really pretty interesting. When he hosts the new show, Colbert will be Colbert the person and not Colbert the character that’s been cultivated over the years. CBS basically hired an unknown.

+ Jon Stewart: “He’s got gears he hasn’t even shown people yet. He would be remarkable.

+ Meanwhile, Rush Limbaugh chimed in saying that, with the hire, CBS “has declared war on the heartland.” Maybe it’s time for Rush to give up the character Rush.