Wed Nov 14, 2012, 12:42 PM
LP2K12 (646 posts)
Colbert's super PAC says good night
The super PAC started by comedian Stephen Colbert has officially closed its doors, according to filings posted late Tuesday night on the Federal Election Commission's website.
Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow Inc.– a super PAC created to mock the 2010 Supreme Court ruling that allowed such entities to form - raked in more than $1.2 million since its start-up in the summer of 2011, the reports showed.
In a post on the super PAC's website, Colbert attributed the closing of the group to the "timely passing" of Ham Rove, the super PAC's adviser and chief strategist. The character is actually a large piece of meat that wears glasses and is meant to bear the likeness of Karl Rove, political strategist to former President George W. Bush.
"During this time of mourning, we ask that you respect our privacy, and more importantly, the privacy of our money. It wishes to stay out of the public eye, so please don't go trying to find it. Rest assured, you won't. We have a really good lawyer," the letter stated.
Read more: http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/11/13/colberts-super-pac-says-good-night/?hpt=hp_t2
Ham Rove... heh heh heh
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Colbert's super PAC says good night (Original post)
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Response to LP2K12 (Original post)
Wed Nov 14, 2012, 12:50 PM
KamaAina (71,686 posts)
3. He now has 800 grand burning a hole in his pocket
How about some for Sandy relief, and the rest for the Rolling Jubilee?
Response to valerief (Reply #4)
Wed Nov 14, 2012, 02:52 PM
Patiod (11,680 posts)
9. I told my SO that on Monday night
That's the sort of guy Colbert is.
But he may find a way to make a point with the donation
Response to marble falls (Reply #5)
Wed Nov 14, 2012, 01:38 PM
Kolesar (30,565 posts)
6. The Colbert Report won an Emmy award for reporting on SuperPACs
...in a lighthearted and intelligent manner. His attorney is a gem.
Response to Kolesar (Reply #6)
Wed Nov 14, 2012, 02:32 PM
Melissa G (9,915 posts)
8. It deserves a Pulitzer
for investigative reporting on that find of where the money goes in Super PACs and the good story telling of through the 2 hole envelope tunnel into the disappearing box. Great Visuals!
Response to Melissa G (Reply #8)
Wed Nov 14, 2012, 03:02 PM
marble falls (8,801 posts)
10. Absolutely. Its gotten weird here in the US when Jon Steward and Stephen Colbert are legitimate ....
news sources. And VERY good ones, too.