The Federal Election Commission today voted 5 to 1 to approve Stephen Colbert’s “Super PAC”. Yes, this will allow Colbert to raise unlimited amounts of money in virtual secrecy to influence the 2012 elections. But don’t worry, former Bush strategist Karl Rove and former Obama aide Bill Burton are already doing the same thing.
It would be hilarious if it weren’t for the fact that things like SuperPACs are just one more nail in the coffin of democracy, brought on by the Supreme Court ruling that corporations are people and money is speech. We may not have enough money to run our government, but we have plenty of money to run the most expensive elections on earth. As Colbert himself put it, PAC really stands for “Plastic And/or Cash”.
UPDATE: Colbert’s hilarious victory speech: