So, Stephen Colbert’s Super PAC was approved by the Federal Election Committee today.
The FEC put some limits on Colbert and Viacom’s abilities with the Colbert Super PAC, but it’s likely we will hear a lot about the project in weeks and months to come. Colbert made a victory speech outside the FEC offices today, clip below. In it he says:
“It has been said that freedom isn’t free. Today, we have placed a sizable down payment. Today, we put liberty on layaway.”
“I don’t know about you, but I do not accept the status quo! I do accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express. Fifty dollars or less please, because then I don’t have to keep a record of who gave it to me. Also please remember that your gift is not tax deductible for you. It is tax-exempt for me. Now please form an orderly mob. My unpaid staff and I are ready to shake my little money maker.”
Directly after the 5-1 victory, Colbert filed to officially create Colbert Super PAC.