-Headline of the Day-
"Stephen Colbert’s FEC report: Big money!"
Stephen Colbert's Super PAC is super-loaded. According to the report, "Between July 1 and Dec. 31, Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow collected more than $825,400, ending the year with nearly $674,000 cash on hand, according to disclosures filed over night with the Federal Election Commission." To date, treasurer Shauna Polk says the super PAC has raised $1,023,121 total.
"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!'" Polk wrote in a statement, adding, "I would like it noted for the record that I advised Mr. Colbert against including that quote."
So how's that measure up against other celebrity Super PACs? Let's look, shall we?
Sarah Palin’s political action committee raised $756,000 in the second half of last year – a steep drop off from the first half, when she as flirting with a presidential bid.
Palin’s relatively meager second half haul came despite heavy spending on fundraising and a bus tour that fanned speculation she might seek the GOP presidential nomination.
Colbert's PAC is (mostly) a joke and he's clobbering Sarah Palin in fundraising.
So, yeah... (Politico)
-Noodles v. Mittens-
It may be unending, but it's still fun to watch. (Washington Post)
"Robocall of the Year."
Mitt Romney forced holocaust survivors to eat pork chops!
This message brought to you by Newt's robot. (Political Animal)