|The Colbert Report||Mon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c|
|Colbert PAC - Trevor Potter|
Stephen Colbert's first segment, about pimpmeister James O'Keefe, is funnier, but this Colbert PAC really intrigues me.
Note that a PAC can run ads about a candidate even when the candidate doesn't want them to. Well, that's obvious, considering all the PAC-funded attack ads we see. But what if Stephen Colbert maintains his right-wing persona, running ads supposedly praising a candidate, but actually showing just how loony they are?
This really has promise, don't you think?
Let's face it, PACs are mainly a way for the wealthy to get around spending limits. They're just another way - along with corporate donations, if you want another example - we're turning our democracy into an oligarchy.
But we can't do much about that unless we sane people start winning more elections. PACs exist, so they're a tool we can't ignore. I doubt if Colbert PAC will have too much effect, but you never can tell. And it should at least be good for a laugh, don't you think?