Stephen Colbert had one problem stopping him from running for President in South Carolina: his gosh darned money-stuffed Super PAC. On last night’s show, he transferred the power of the Colbert Super PAC to Jon Stewart, who promptly renamed it the Definitely Not Coordinating With Stephen Colbert Super PAC. This freed up Colbert to make a historic announcement: he’s forming an exploratory committee to lay the groundwork for his possible candidacy! Huzzah!
Read Jon Stewart’s first letter to Super PAC members and the accompanying press release below.
Dear Super PAC Super Members, Hi there. I’m Jon. It looks like I’m running this thing now. All the details are in the press release below. Quick question: does anybody know where the key to the Super PAC bathroom is? Thanks, Jon Stewart President Pro Tem Americans For A Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow FOR REALLY IMMEDIATE RELEASE Under New Management!BASIC CABLE, USA – Americans For A Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow, an FEC registered Super PAC, today announced the addition of Jon Stewart to its executive board (along with the subtraction of Stephen Colbert). With this change the group, which had been known colloquially as Colbert Super PAC, can now be referred to as The Definitely Not Coordinating With Stephen Colbert Super PAC. They have already begun updating all of their letterhead with sharpie. “I am excited to take the reins of this completely independent organization, and begin to air ads in South Carolina,” said New President and Noncommunication Director Jon Stewart. “But I want to be clear: Stephen and I have in no way have worked out a series of morse-code blinks to convey information with each other on our respective shows.” Colbert is currently exploring a run for President of the United States of South Carolina. Because of this, he cannot be associated with any Super PACs, although he has asked Americans For A Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow to forward any periodicals of an “adult nature.” * Americans A Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow is an independent, expenditure-only committee founded by Stephen Colbert in the wake of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling, then handed down to Jon Stewart like a pair of old dungarees. ### For Press Inquiries Contact:Alberto RèalnamèCommunications Director, Definitely Not Coordinating With Stephen Colbert Super PACalberto.firstname.lastname@example.org * Including the periodical “Adult Nature”.