Congress recently passed a law to force Political Action Committees to reveal the names, occupations, and addresses of their donors, supposedly under the guise of providing greater campaign transparency.
Stephen Colbert, the comedian and faux-Republican host of a TV show on Comedy Central, started his own SuperPAC called "Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow."
His SuperPAC, complying with the FEC mandate, recently released their list of donors.
The Donors List included such names as:
Sticky Fingers Band
Also, the paperwork turned into the FEC opened with the following attached letter:
Federal Elections Commission
999 E Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20463
Re: Supplemental Memo To Disclosure Report
Dear Sirs and Sirettes,
Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow (ABTT) would like it entered into the record that as of January 30th, 2012, the sum of our donations was $1,023,121.24.
Stephen Colbert, President of ABTT, has asked that I quote him as saying, “Yeah! How you like me now, F.E.C.? I’m rolling seven digits deep! I got 99 problems but a non-connected independent-expenditure only committee ain’t one!”
I would like it noted for the record that I advised Mr. Colbert against including that quote.
Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow, Inc.
I may not always agree with Stephen, but this was nicely done.