The top news: the political action committee called Americans for a Better Tomorrow and started by comedian Stephen Colbert, and regarded as a joke by some, has raised over $1 million according to a filing with the Federal Elections Commission. The FEC filing shows that the “Colbert Super Pac” has generated $1.02 million, causing Colbert to wax bad and bold in his letter to the FEC.
“How you like me now, FEC?” Colbert asked in a letter to the organization, and then said “I’m rolling seven digits deep! I got 99 problems but a non-connected independent-expenditure only committee ain’t one!”
And if you think that’s funny, check out the letter Colbert wrote for his website:
Stephen Colbert Wins Democracy!
Kingmaker Pundit Regains Super PAC, Files Financial Report, Takes Nap
BASIC CABLE, NY – 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.”
Colbert Super PAC sent their forms to the Federal Election Commission on Tuesday at 12:01 AM, making them the first to file on the last filing day. Copies of the form can be found on the internet by Asking Jeeves, or simply clicking here.
Colbert Super PAC, temporarily known as The Definitely Not Coordinating With Stephen Colbert Super PAC, is officially registered as Americans For A Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow, and is considering changing it again to John Colbert Cougar Super MellenPAC.