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clckworang
08-12-11, 04:53 PM
NEW YORK (AP) - Stephen Colbert's latest attempt at campaign mischief-making involves encouraging Iowans to write in a false name during the weekend's presidential straw poll.

Colbert plays a mock political talk host on his Comedy Central show. He's asking voters in Iowa's Saturday Republican straw poll to write in "Rick Parry" with an "a" as opposed to Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who spells his name with an "e."

The NBC and CBS affiliates in Des Moines ran two ads produced by Colbert's political action committee. But the ABC affiliate rejected an ad because it says it would confuse voters.

Colbert formed a "super PAC" this year and won approval from the Federal Election Commission to begin taking contributions. He tried to run as a Democrat in 2008 in South Carolina but was kept off the ballot.

Pharoh
08-12-11, 06:31 PM
He is a bigger asshat than I thought.

Bronkster
08-12-11, 08:09 PM
He is a bigger asshat than I thought.

No kidding. How dare he steal ideas from Limbaugh.

Jaymole
08-13-11, 06:00 AM
I am so happy they allowed Colbert a Super PAC :thumbsup:

Jason
08-13-11, 08:08 AM
I am so happy they allowed Colbert a Super PAC :thumbsup:

Well, if corporations are people, so are people.

I think this is awesome.

Bandoman
08-13-11, 07:12 PM
He is a bigger asshat than I thought.

He's exposing how PACs function and how they can abuse the system. I think he's a genius.

kvrdave
08-14-11, 12:00 AM
No kidding. How dare he steal ideas from Limbaugh.

Limbaugh told people to write in a fake name on something?

Supermallet
08-14-11, 01:59 AM
He's exposing how PACs function and how they can abuse the system. I think he's a genius.

Yes. How many people knew what a PAC was before Colbert did this?

Jason
08-14-11, 09:27 AM
Limbaugh told people to write in a fake name on something?

I think he's referring to operation chaos.

http://southparkstudios.mtvnimages.com/shared/characters/kids/professor-chaos.jpg

DeputyDave
08-14-11, 11:50 AM
I think he's referring to operation chaos.

http://southparkstudios.mtvnimages.com/shared/characters/kids/professor-chaos.jpg

Wasn't that Rush getting Republican's to vote for whomever was behind in the polls in the Dem's primary?

Well, that worked out well.

kenny79
08-14-11, 01:54 PM
Perry got 6th as a write-in. Anyone know how Parry did?

emanon
08-14-11, 01:59 PM
I am so happy they allowed Colbert a Super PAC :thumbsup:

http://images.wikia.com/pacman/images/4/4b/Super_Pac-Man.png

kvrdave
08-14-11, 06:24 PM
I think he's referring to operation chaos.

http://southparkstudios.mtvnimages.com/shared/characters/kids/professor-chaos.jpg

Ah. :lol:

Bronkster
08-14-11, 08:57 PM
I think he's referring to operation chaos.


Yeah, it was something like that. I didn't realize it had a name. :tinfoil:

DeputyDave
08-15-11, 10:12 AM
Yeah, it was something like that. I didn't realize it had a name. :tinfoil:

It wasn't quite the same thing.

DVD Polizei
08-15-11, 07:23 PM
Limbaugh told people to write in a fake name on something?

No, he said to take as many prescription drugs as you can...THEN...write in whatever comes to mind.

Supermallet
08-16-11, 04:23 AM
Have you guys seen the Rick Parry ads? I laughed. Also Colbert's response to the one station who wouldn't air the ads is amazing.