Okay, guys, I’m still looking around for a full transcript of this, but this is the best I can do for now. Anyway, these are a few highlights from Stephen Colbert’s press conference yesterday after the government green-lighted his “super-PAC”.
COLBERT: “One way to get a lot of cash is with a political action committee or PAC, a private group of like-minded citizens formed to promote a candidate or an issue. … Some maybe candidates out there, already have exposure because they’re on TV — like Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, Mike Huckabee, and Sarah Palin, who are on Fox News. … I thought, why not me? So I decided to form ColbertPAC.”
COLBERT: “[Our intent is]…to poke fun at lax campaign finance laws that treat corporations as people whose feelings will be hurt if they cannot express themselves freely, generally by donating large amounts of money to political candidates.”
COLBERT: “I hate my parent company! they never let me do anything. [Laughter] Everyone else’s parent company let them do it. Karl Rove is a paid employee of Fox News and he gets to talk about his SuperPAC American Crossroads all the time.”
COLBERT: (Responding to a question about what he would do with the money: “‘…I don’t know. Give it to me and let’s find out.’”
COLBERT: “I believe in the American Dream. And that dream is simple: That anyone, no matter who they are, if they are determined, if they are willing to work hard enough, someday they can grow up to create a legal entity which can then receive unlimited campaign funds which can be used to influence elections.