“Why does it get so complicated to do this? I mean, this is page after page of legalese,” Mr. Colbert lamented. “All I’m trying to do is affect the 2012 election. It’s not like I’m trying to install iTunes.”
Well, that’s pretty much what the nonprofit group Citizens United said to the Supreme Court in the case that Mr. Colbert is trying so hard to lampoon.
Be sure to read the whole thing.
Though I don’t agree with these gentlemen on the substance of campaign finance law, I have been thinking similar things about some of the unintended consequences of the Colbert gambit. This is a lot more dangerous for campaign finance law than Colbert’s Hail to the Cheese candidacy from 2008.