Sunday, January 15, 2012

Stephen Colbert for President of the United States of South Carolina

"I'm just a one-man Lewis and Clark looking for my Sacajawea," announced Stephen Colbert in launching his exploratory committee for President of the United States of South Carolina.

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Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow attacks Mitt the Ripper:

"As head of Bain Capital he bought companies, carved them up, and got rid of what he couldn't use. If Mitt Romney really believes 'Corporation are people, my friend,' then Mitt Romney is a serial killer."

Jon Stewart, now President of The Definitely Not Coordinated With Stephen Colbert Super PAC, put it in personal terms, "Mitt Romney claims to be pro-corporations. But would you let him date your daughter's corporation?"

The thing about great satire like this is that it is never entirely clear who is being mocked. Are Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart mocking Mitt Romney? The rhetoric that Republicans like New Gingrich and Rick Perry are using against Mitt Romney? The ads that the Obama campaign has already started to run against Mitt Romney? George Stephanopoulos and the mainstream news media? The campaign finance system that will be used to fund both sides in the 2012 presidential election?

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