Hilarious: Stephen Colbert Chases Jon Stewart Around NYC After Their Super PAC Tops A Millon Bucks
Things got pretty zany last night on the Daily Show. As you probably know. Stephen Colbert has started a SuperPAC as his way of humorously mocking the campaign spending free-for-all unleashed by Citizens United.
Because Super PAC's are technically supposed to be "unaffiliated," he handed the reigns of the Super PAC--which has now made over $1 million, it should be noted--to Jon Stewart.
The below video shows what happened a the end of the Daily Show broadcast when Colbert demanded the Super PAC back (with extended footage beneath it as well):
Part 2 (new footage begins about a minute in, and gets REALLY surreal):
If you've scrolled this far, perhaps you're ready for a spoiler: Colbert indeed wrested control back from Stewart.
As a result, here is an excerpt from the press release the Colbert PAC wrote about their FEC filings this morning at Colbertsuperpac.com:
After a decades-long battle that spanned nearly two weeks, Stephen Colbert has wrested control of Colbert Super PAC from the clutches of his arch-nemesis and dear friend, Jon Stewart. Colbert then showed his deep commitment to transparency by disclosing the Super PAC's financial information several hours before being legally required to.
"Colbert Super PAC has brought in a staggering $1,023,121.24, which my accountant explains to me that is a number far above 'one,' 'two,' 'five,' or even 'many'" said Stephen Colbert, President and Returning Champion of Colbert Super PAC. "We raised it on my show and used it to materially influence the elections – in full accordance with the law. It's the way our founding fathers would have wanted it, if they had founded corporations instead of just a country."
Even better, this is the letter Colbert actually sent to the FEC:
Dear Sirs and Sirettes,
Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow (ABTT) would like it entered into the record that as of January 30th, 2012, the sum total of our donations was $1,023,121.24.
Stephen Colbert, President of ABTT, has asked that I quote him as saying, ''Yeah! How you like me now, F.E.C? I'm rolling seven digits deep! I got 99 problems but a non-connected independent-expenditure only committee ain't one!'' I would like it noted for the record that I advised Mr. Colbert against including that quote.
Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow, Inc.