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100% Legal and At Least 10% Ethical: God Bless Citizens United

by Abby Zimet

Resolutely highlighting the gaping absurdities of so-called campaign finance laws - and entertainingly blurring the already-tenuous lines between politics and performance art - Stephen Colbert last night announced an exploratory committee to become "president of the United States of South Carolina." To make his campaign as legal as any other candidate's, he first handed over his  Super PAC to Jon Stewart, who winkingly renamed it the “Definitely Not Coordinating with Stephen Colbert Super PAC." They've already bought air time, though in reality there's no way he can get on the ballot. But we wish.


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