Slate's courts and law maven Dahlia Lithwick has penned a great rundown of Stephen Colbert's efforts to expose the deleterious effects of the Supreme Court's Citizens United case via his Super PAC ("Making a better tomorrow, tomorrow"). From the article:
In recent weeks, Colbert has run several truly insane attack ads (including one accusing Mitt Romney of being a serial killer). Then, with perfect comedic pitch, Colbert handed off control of his super PAC to Jon Stewart (lampooning the FEC rules about coordination between 'independent PACS' and candidates with a one-page legal document and a Vulcan mind meld). Colbert then managed to throw his support to non-candidate Herman Cain in the South Carolina primary, placing higher on the ballot than Rick Perry, Jon Huntsman, and Michele Bachmann.
I always thought something was a little "off" and "weird" and "Ted-Bundy-esque" with Romney. That jaw line. It's just a little bit too perfect. Yep, serial killer.
The piece goes on to explain how the Super PAC's hilarious antics are having a serious effect on public understanding of the current absurd state campaign finance law in general and the Supreme Court's Citizen's United decision in general. Read for yourself.
The Colbert Report airs Monday through Thursday at 11:30/10:30c.
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