Thursday, June 30, 2011

The Colbert SuperPAC -Updated

You have to love this guy. Colbert is asking the FEC for an exemption so he can form a SuperPAC and take undisclosed donations while utilizing his media forum to run political ads. Especially love his pitch:
Colbert's campaign to create a political action committee is not without some comic jabs. His political action committee slogan is "Making a better tomorrow, tomorrow."

Colbert's comic flair surfaced in a recent letter to the Federal Election Commission.

"Colbert Super PAC will also pay usual and normal administrative expenses, including but not limited to luxury hotel stays, private jet travel and PAC mementos from Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus," Colbert's lawyers wrote to the commissioners.

"This is not just about the cash," the comedian said during Wednesday night's episode of "The Colbert Report.""I will also accept credit cards."
Needless to say, The Village is not amused.

Update: Mother of God. The FEC gave him the green light. I suppose this will encourage all sorts of mayhem but then again, it's not like Fox "News" hasn't been an unoffical GOP SuperPAC for all these years anyway. I'd like to think this will ultimately shed some light on how much influence the big money boys already have on the media.

[More posts daily at the Detroit News.]


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