We’ve all been waiting with bated breath for Stephen Colbert’s Super PAC to get on its feet, but it seems Stephen is facing some major interference from his parent company, Viacom, who are having a legal and mental meltdown over the proposed PAC, and who are doing their level best to prevent Stephen from forming it.
He started off with a regular PAC, and Viacom said no way. He turned it into a super PAC, which, thanks to the Supreme Court, allows unlimited cash from corporations, and now they’ve said no again. They’re shaking in their tasseled loafers over the specter of the Colbert Nation’s participation in the 2012 election, but Colbert is not backing down, even in the face of a threat from his own employers, whom he paraphrased as:
“’We are stupid lawyers who hate fun. If you do this, we’re all scared because people might get mad at us. I think we just peed a little. So, even though we know it is totally legal and everything, and everybody wants you to do it, we’re not going to let you. Sincerely, Admiral John Q. Buzzshackler, Esq.’
I hate my parent company! They never let me do anything!”
Well, it doesn’t look like thay’re going to stop him.
In part two, he speaks with Trevor Potter, former chairman of the FEC, and Stephen’s personal lawyer, who explains how people like Karl Rove and Dick Morris get away with pushing their PACs on Fox News, and who is going to prepare a letter for Stephen’s media exemption, which should make him “bullet proof.”
Cross your fingers!