Colbert Super PAC - Coordination Resolution with Jon Stewart

  • Aired:  01/12/12
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Trevor Potter and Jon Stewart give new life to the Colbert Super PAC, and Stephen makes a major announcement. (7:36)

REAL NAME.

SO THIS IS A DIFFICULT

DECISION.

I'VE TALKED IT OVER WITH MY

SPIRITUAL ADVERTISER, I'VE

TALKED WITH OVER WITH MY

MONEY.

BUT I HAVEN'T YET TALKED IT

OVER WITH MY MONEY'S

SPIRITUAL ADVISOR.

PLEASE WELCOME FORMER FEC

CHAIR GENERAL COUNSEL TO THE

2080 McCAIN CAMPAIGN AND MY

PERSONAL LAWYER, MR. TREVOR

POTTER.

TREVOR, THANK YOU SO MUCH

FOR JOINING ME TONIGHT.

(APPLAUSE)

TREVOR, TREVOR, YOU SEE

THESE SHOES?

YOU SEE THOSE?

PRETTY GOOD.

TREVOR, HERE'S THE PROBLEM.

I NEED YOUR HELP.

CAN I RUN FOR PRESIDENT AND

KEEP MY SUPERPAC?

DON'T SUGARCOAT IT.

>> NO.

>> Stephen: OKAY, THAT'S A

LITTLE LESS SUGAR THAN I WAS

HOPING FOR.

WHY?

>> YOU CANNOT BE A CANDIDATE

AND RUN A SUPERPAC.

THAT WOULD BE COORDINATING

WITH YOURSELF.

>> Stephen: RIGHT.

AND I WOULD GO BLIND.

BUT HERE'S THE THING, I LOVE

MY SUPERPAC.

AND I LOVE THE MONEY.

I MEAN JUST LOOK HERE THIS

IS HOW MUCH I HAVE RAISED.

>> THAT IS SHOCKING.

>> Stephen: ISN'T IT.

>> BUT YOU CAN'T HAVE THE

PAC.

YOU COULD HAVE IT RUN BY

SOMEBODY ELSE.

>> Stephen: WAIT, WHAT, WAIT,

WHAT?

SOMEONE ELSE CAN TAKE IT

OVER.

>> YES.

BUT SOMEONE WHO YOU WOULD

NOT BE COORDINATING WITH IN

TERMS OF PAC ADS AND

STRATEGY.

>> Stephen: OH, TREVOR, I

WOULDN'T WANT TO EVEN CREATE

THE APPEARANCE OF ELECTORAL

SKULDUGGERY IF THAT IS A

WORD I CAN SAY ON A FAMILY

SHOW.

BUT I THINK THERE MIGHT BE A

GUY, JON?

JON STEWART, EVERYBODY.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

JON STEWART.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING

HERE.

TREVOR, JON, JON, TREVOR.

THANK YOU.

JON, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR

BEING HERE, JON, LET ME ASK

YOU, ARE YOU HERE TO OFFER

TO TAKE OVER COLBERT

SUPERPAC.

>> Jon: I'M NOT EVEN GOING

TO DIMINISH-- I WON'T OFFER,

I'M HONORED.

I WOULD BE HONORED, BUT I

CAN-- IF I MAY.

CAN WE DO THIS, BECAUSE YOU

AND I ARE ALSO BUSINESS

PARTNERS.

>> Stephen: YES.

>> Jon: WE'RE ABOUT TO OPEN

UP THAT COMBINATION BAGEL

SHOP.

>> Stephen: AND TRAVEL

AGENCY.

>> Jon: YES, FROM SHMEAR TO

ETERNITY.

SO I DON'T KNOW-- .

>> Stephen: IS THAT A

PROBLEM, TREVOR, IS BEING

BUSINESS PARTNERS A PROBLEM?

>> BEING BUSINESS PARTNERS

DOES NOT COUNT AS

COORDINATION LEGALLY.

>> Stephen: GREAT.

>> Jon: ALL RIGHT,

WELL-- THAT'S PRETTY GOOD.

>> Stephen: YES.

>> Jon: I ASSUME THERE'S

REAMS OF COMPLICATED

PAPERWORK TO BE EXECUTED

BEFORE WE TRANSFER THE

REIGNS OF POWER WITH

SOMETHING AS CRITICAL TO OUR

VERY FOUNDATION OF DEMOCRACY

AS A SUPERPAC.

>> Stephen: TREVOR?

>> I BROUGHT THE ONE

DOCUMENT WITH ME.

>> Stephen: GOOD MAN.

>> Jon: THAT'S EXCELLENT.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

>> Stephen: ALL RIGHT.

>> Jon: THAT'S DOUBLE-SPACED.

>> Stephen: OKAY.

>> Jon: BEAUTIFUL FONT.

>> Stephen: I SIGN HERE.

>> Jon: VERY INTERESTING,

ALL RIGHT.

>> Stephen: AND THEN I

BELIEVE YOU SIGN THERE.

>> Jon: OKAY.

I WOULD BE HAPPY TO DO THAT.

IS THERE ANY SENSE, BY THE

WAY, HOW MUCH MONEY WE HAVE

IN THIS THING BECAUSE AS THE

GUY WHO IS RUNNING IT, I

WOULD-- .

>> Stephen: THERE'S --

>>.

>> Jon: OH-- .

>> Stephen: NO, NO, LATER,

LATER.

>> Jon: ALL RIGHT, ALL

RIGHT.

(APPLAUSE)

>> Stephen: TREVOR, THERE

YOU GO.

ALL RIGHT, JON.

PREPARE YOURSELF.

HERE WE GO, TREVOR.

TREVOR, IF YOU WILL, COLBERT

SUPERPAC TRANSFER ACTIVATE.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> Stephen: COLBERTING,

COLBERT SUPERPAC IS DEAD.

>> Jon: BUT IT HAS BEEN

REBORN THE DEFINITELY NOT

COORDINATING WITH STEPHEN

COLBERT SUPERPAC!

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> Stephen: ARE YOU OKAY?

ARE YOU OKAY, JON.

>> Jon: I BELIEVE I HAVE A

PURE CASH ERECTION RIGHT

NOW.

>> Stephen: YOU WANT TO PUT

A BAG OF FROZEN PEAS ON

THAT.

>> Jon: I CERTAINLY WILL.

NOW THAT I HAVE THE

SUPERPAC-- CAN I RUN ADS

SUPPORTING STEPHEN COLBERT

WHO I BELIEVE IN VERY DEEPLY,

PERHAPS ATTACKING HIS

OPPONENTS WHO I DON'T

BELIEVE IN AT ALL.

>> YES, YOU CAN, AS LONG AS

YOU DO NOT COORDINATE.

>> Stephen: WELL THAT'S

INTERESTING.

>> Jon: RED FLAG.

>> Stephen: I AM BUSY.

>> Stephen: OF COURSE, HAVE

A SHOW.

>> Jon: I CAN LEGALLY HIRE

STEPHEN'S CURRENT SUPERPAC

STAFF TO PRODUCE THESE ADS

THAT WILL BE IN NO WAY

COORDINATED WITH STEPHEN.

>> YES.

AS LONG AS THEY HAVE NO

KNOWLEDGE OF STEPHEN'S PLAN.

>> Stephen: WELL, THAT'S

EASY.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT THE HELL

I'M DOING.

OKAY, JON, I GUESS YOU'D

BETTER LEAVE FOR FEAR THAT

WE WOULD COORDINATE WITH

EACH OTHER.

I CANNOT LET YOU KNOW MY

PLANS.

>> Jon: I DON'T WANT TO

KNOW.

La, La, La.

>> Stephen: FROM NOW ON I

WILL JUST HAVE TO TALK ABOUT

MY PLANS ON MY TELEVISION

SHOW AND JUST TAKE THE RISK

THAT YOU MIGHT WATCH IT.

>> Jon: I DON'T EVEN KNOW

WHEN IT'S ON 11:30 MONDAY

THROUGH THURSDAY.

>> Stephen: YES, THANK YOU

SO MUCH, JON.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR

COMING.

>> Jon: THANK YOU.

>> Stephen: GENTLEMEN, I

THINK OUR WORK HERE IS DONE.

BRING IT HERE, BRING IT IN

HERE.

OKAY.

ON YOUR MARK, GET SET,

NONCOORDINATION!

JON STEWART, TREVOR POTTER,

EVERYBODY.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> Stephen: THANK YOU.

WELL, WELL, FOLKS, SOMEONE

SHOULD GET THAT MAN OUT OF

MY STUDIO.

WELL, NOW THAT THAT IS ALL

CLEARED UP, NATION, I HAVE A

MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT TO MAKE.

FOR OVER A DAY NOW THE

PEOPLE OF SOUTH CAROLINA

HAVE BEEN CRYING OUT FOR

SOMEONE WHO CAN RESTORE OUR

NATION'S FORMER GREATNESS TO

ITS CURRENT PERFECTION.

WELL, AMERICA, THAT SOMEONE

IS NOW.

I AM PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THAT

I AM FORMING AN EXPLORATORY

COMMITTEE TO LAY THE

GROUNDWORK FOR MY POSSIBLE

CANDIDACY FOR THE PRESIDENT

OF THE UNITED STATES OF

SOUTH CAROLINA!

I'M DOING IT!

DROP THEM, JIMMY.

WHOOO, WHOOO, WHOOO!

AND WITH YOUR HELP, AND

POSSIBLY THE HELP OF SOME

SORT OF OUTSIDE GROUP THAT

BY AM NOT COORDINATING WITH,

WE CAN EXPLORE TAKING THIS

COUNTRY BACK.

THANK YOU.

GOD BLESS YOU ALL!

AND GOD BLESS CITIZENS

UNITED.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> Stephen: WHOOO!

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