One of my all around favorite people.
Of course, all of us should be honored to be listed on the TIME 100 alongside the two men who will be slugging it out in the fall: President Obama, and the man who would defeat him, David Koch. Give it up everybody for David Koch.
David, nice to see you again, sir.
Little known fact, David’s brother Charles Koch is actually even more influential. Charles pledged $40 million to defeat President Obama, David only $20 million. That’s kind of cheap, Dave.
Sure, he’s all for buying the elections, but when the bill for democracy comes up, Dave’s always in the men’s room. I’m sorry, I must have left Wisconsin in my other coat.
I was particularly excited to meet David Koch earlier tonight because I have a Super PAC, Colbert Super PAC, and I am — thank you, thank you — and I am happy to announce Mr. Koch has pledged $5 million to my Super PAC. And the great thing is, thanks to federal election law, there’s no way for you to ever know whether that’s a joke.
By the way, if David Koch likes his waiter tonight, he will be your next congressman."
This is the funniest thing I’ve seen in a long time. Why am I just finding out about this now??
Colbert and Stewart lose it on air.
My two favorite bits from TDS are where Stewart breaks; this one, and the one where John Oliver reads the names of dead British soldiers….like Lead Seaman Huffington Knobgobble.
Hahaha that one’s awesome too. Here it is for reference.
Colbert owns it. Again.
Posted earlier about how his show is shutting down for the week. I immediately feared the worst for the show’s sake, thinking about all of his political dabbling lately, and forgot to think about Mr. Colbert himself. Apparently his mother is really sick and he’s going to care for her. Wishing all the best to him and his family.
Maybe the truthiness was getting to be a little too much for Viacom to handle?
Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow, has released its first ad to air in South Carolina - narrated by Jon Lithgow, the ad goes after Mitt “The Ripper” Romney. And of course, there’s a press release:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Definitely Not Coordinated With Stephen Colbert Super PAC Releases First Ad, Begins To Regret Length Of Name
AMERICA – The Definitely Not Coordinated With Stephen Colbert Super PAC released its first TV ad today, in advance of South Carolina’s upcoming unnamed GOP Primary. The ad, which takes an objective look at Mitt Romney’s private sector experience, is entitled “Attack In B Minor For Strings.”
“Mitt Romney claims to be pro-corporations,” said Jon Stewart, President of The Definitely Not Coordinated With Stephen Colbert Super PAC. “But would you let him date your daughter’s corporation? Americans have been clamoring for a comprehensive study of this crucial issue, so we splurged for the full sixty-second commercial. We think South Carolinians will agree – they deserve a leader who shares their state’s values, and perhaps even their state’s initials.”
The new spot begins airing today in a major ad buy that will blanket South Carolina from Charleston all the way to North Charleston. Those of you with some free AOL hours left can view the ad here.
The Definitely Not Coordinated With Stephen Colbert Super PAC, officially known as Americans For A Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow, is an independent, expenditure-only committee that’s been proudly serving the community since late Thursday.
Click through to Colbert’s Super PAC site for more information, including a note from Jon Stewart.
It seems everything Colbert does is pure unadulterated genius.
Nothing like a video that openly suggests Mitt Romney is a serial killer.
Everything about this is perfect.
So This Is Happening: As anticipated, Stephen Colbert will announce on tonight’s show that he is officially exploring a bid for President of the United States of America of South Carolina.
The Palmetto Public Record reports that Colbert’s announcement coincides with negotiations by his Super PAC for a “substantial media buy” in South Carolina.
Colbert 4 Prez ads coming soon to the Palmetto State?
In Case You Missed It of the Day: On last night’s Report, Stephen Colbert, who is polling ahead of serious candidate Jon Huntsman in South Carolina, teased a possible last-minute dark-horse bid for the Republican presidential nomination.
“This just got real,” Colbert said before promising a “major announcement” on tonight show.
Could Colbert/Stewart 2012 still happen?
Before They Were Famous of the Day: A pre-big-break Stephen Colbert shills for Nebraska’s FirsTier Bank.
I don’t think I’ve ever seen Colbert lose it like this on the air. I had quite a chuckle myself.
“I was not prepared to be that shocked that quickly. Let’s try that again”
“I know that I am intelligent, because I know that I know nothing.”— Socrates (via pro-lix)