Last night on the Daily Show Jon Stewart shared some insight into how his daily life has changed since he took over operations of the super PAC started by Stephen Colbert: In addition to running ads accusing Mitt Romney of being a serial killer, Stewart has taken to wearing a jeweled crown allegedly once owned by Elizabeth Taylor, along with bringing in Mario Batalli to be his personal chef. It’s a hard life.
Oh, and the super PAC — now officially known as “The Definitely Not Coordinating With Stephen Colbert Super PAC” — has put out a new ad, one that urges voters in South Carolina to vote for Herman Cain.
Here’s the announcement that was sent out last night in conjunction with the ad…
Dear Super PAC Super People,
Hey, Jon here. I’m really settling into this Super PAC thing. I even have my name on my office door now. It’s just on a Post-It, but I used a calligraphy pen, so it looks classy.
As the press release below explains, The Definitely Not Coordinating With Stephen Colbert Super PAC made another ad today. It honestly wasn’t that hard – you just click the “campaign commercial” button in iMovie.
President For Life For Now
The Definitely Not Coordinated With Stephen Colbert Super PAC
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The Definitely Not Coordinating With Stephen Colbert Super PAC Releases New Ad Urging Voters To Support Stephen Colbert, Who Is Not Running
TELEVISION, USA – The Definitely Not Coordinating With Stephen Colbert Super PAC released a new television commercial today in South Carolina, in advance of the upcoming underfunded GOP Primary. The ad, entitled “Not Abel,” shows support for Stephen Colbert’s possible candidacy by offering voters a way to show support for Stephen Colbert’s possible candidacy.
“Tragic new reports show that South Carolinians can sometimes go for several minutes at a stretch without seeing a single political ad,” said Jon Stewart, President For Life For Now of The Definitely Not Coordinating with Stephen Colbert Super PAC.” Even more tragically, we discovered that one visionary leader wasn’t having his voice heard: Stephen Colbert. Now I can proudly say: He’s still not having his voice heard, because we do not coordinate with any candidate or campaign.”
The spot begins running today as a massive, multi-dozen-dollar ad buy in South Carolina. Snooty types who love to mention how they never watch television can view the ad here.
The Definitely Not Coordinating With Stephen Colbert Super PAC, nèe Colbert Super PAC, is officially known as Americans For A Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow, but is secretly hoping it will get a cool nickname like “Buzzsaw” or “Snakes.”
And here’s the ad…
I repeat, this is one of the most masterful bits of performance satire the world has ever seen.