Bad news first: Stephen Colbert has put an end to his bid for president of South Carolina by disbanding his exploratory committee, as he announced last night.
Good news: He can now regain power of his super PAC, after running through a messy gauntlet with its current gatekeeper (but in no way associate) Jon Stewart.
Even better-best news: According to an F.E.C. filing made at 12:01 this morning, the political action committee–which during the regime change two weeks ago renamed itself “The Definitely Not Coordinating With Stephen Colbert Super PAC” but has since returned to its “Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow”…though it’s easier to just say Colbert’s Super Pac–has raised $1,023,121.24.
Update: Full video of the Colbert Super PAC transfer below.
Tonight, Stephen Colbert had some big news to share with America: since he was announced to be polling ahead of presidential candidate Jon Huntsman in South Carolina, he had decided to form an exploratory committee to become president of the United States…of South Carolina.
There was only one hitch.
Last night on The Colbert Report, Bravo’s suit-to-talent (and person of homosexual persuasion) Andy Cohen clinked martini glasses with the Comedy Central host as they discussed Mr. Colbert’s tepid feelings toward Mitt Romney.
“If only I had a persuasive gay best friend!” Mr. Colbert had been lamenting, obviously not wanting to get into a trademark infringement case with Brian Gallivan, YouTube’s Sassy Gay Friend.
Enter Mr. Cohen, stage left.