Stephen Colbert wants to form ColbertPAC political action committee and is asking the Federal Election Commission if he can promote it on his show. Variety's Ted Johnson's Wilshire and Washington blog has a complete story here. Colbert--a commencement speaker at Northwestern's upcoming graduation in June (He's NU '86)--has his attorney, former FEC chief Trevor Potter, write a letter explaining his SuperPAC to the FEC,
Johnson reports Potter writes: "Colbert SuperPAC will also pay usual and normal administrative expenses, including but not limited to. luxury hotel stays, private jet travel, and PAC mementos from SAKS Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus," he writes, adding that the committee will "maintain a website, on which it will discuss political events, solicit contributions and offer opinions on political matters." And of course, it will accept "unlimited" contributions from corporations, individuals, unions and other committees --- which is its satirical purpose. The PAC will not make any contributions to other political committees."
Read Colbert's entire request for a FEC advisory opinion here.