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Wed Nov 14, 2012, 12:42 PM

Colbert's super PAC says good night

Source: CNN

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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LP2K12 Nov 2012 OP
onehandle Nov 2012 #1
LP2K12 Nov 2012 #2
KamaAina Nov 2012 #3
valerief Nov 2012 #4
KamaAina Nov 2012 #7
Patiod Nov 2012 #9
marble falls Nov 2012 #5
Kolesar Nov 2012 #6
Melissa G Nov 2012 #8
marble falls Nov 2012 #10
Kolesar Nov 2012 #11

Response to LP2K12 (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 12:45 PM

1. Ham Rove --->

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Response to onehandle (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 12:46 PM

2. The resemblance...

is amazing!

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Response to LP2K12 (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 12:50 PM

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?

http://rollingjubilee.org/

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 12:51 PM

4. I'll bet it goes to vets. nt

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Response to valerief (Reply #4)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 01:42 PM

7. Also an excellent call.

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Response to valerief (Reply #4)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 02:52 PM

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

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 01:28 PM

5. Just for the public service of how money works in PACs, he deserves every single penny of it.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 01:38 PM

6. The Colbert Report won an Emmy award for reporting on SuperPACs

...in a lighthearted and intelligent manner. His attorney is a gem.

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Response to Kolesar (Reply #6)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 02:32 PM

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!

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Response to Melissa G (Reply #8)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 03:02 PM

10. Absolutely. Its gotten weird here in the US when Jon Steward and Stephen Colbert are legitimate ....

news sources. And VERY good ones, too.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #10)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 04:12 PM

11. They are critical

Isn't that what a news organization is supposed to be?

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