Colbert and the GOP

A reader writes:

I don’t know if you saw this in the NYT yesterday:

"Katon Dawson, the chairman of the state Republican Party, ... was far more dismissive of Mr. Colbert’s apparent intentions than his Democratic counterparts. "My advice," he said in an interview, “is that he could probably have more fun buying a sports car and getting a girlfriend."

Since Mr. Colbert is married, I think what Mr. Dawson is trying to say is, in order to fit into the Republican Presidential field properly; he needs to spend beyond his means and engage in an adulterous relationship.  We have all seen that is what’s required to fit in with the modern Republican Party, but I am at a loss as to why he needed to spell it out so plainly.