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This evening, the Campaign Legal Center officially dedicated the Ham Rove Memorial Conference Room, with an assist from comedian Stephen Colbert, in order to meet the sole condition for accepting a generous check from the Ham Rove Memorial Fund. The popular host of Comedy Central’s Colbert Report provided videotaped remarks (link below) for the occasion and personally donated a life-sized portrait of himself, which now hangs at the Legal Center.
The Ham Rove Memorial Fund was created by Mr. Colbert with money he raised though his Colbert Super PAC. Legal Center President Trevor Potter, through his private law practice, was a frequent guest on the show serving as Mr. Colbert’s attorney and explaining the intricacies of campaign finance and tax law. Mr. Potter helped to create the Colbert Super PAC, the related 501(c)(4) Colbert Super PAC SHH and ultimately the Ham Rove Memorial Fund where the hundreds of thousands of dollars from Colbert Super PAC had vanished in November 2012 without a trace, courtesy of loopholes in the IRS regulations.
Stephen Colbert’s Ham Rove Memorial Fund Makes Generous Contribution to Campaign Legal Center Conference Room to be Named in Honor of the Late Ham Rove
Last night, Stephen Colbert announced on the Colbert Report that the Ham Rove Memorial Fund had made a grant of more than $135,000 to the Campaign Legal Center. A condition of the grant requires that the Legal Center name its conference room The Ham Rove Memorial Conference Room. The staff at the Legal Center is already referring to the room by its new name and look forward to dedicating the conference room and bringing the space into full compliance with the condition as soon as the plaque arrives.
“We vow to do our best to ensure that groups like Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow and Colbert Super PAC SHH will not be able to get away with their anonymous shell game shenanigans in future election cycles,” said Legal Center President Trevor Potter. “We are also delighted that the Ham Rove Memorial Fund made a similar contribution to our friends at the Center for Responsive Politics for the invaluable service they provide in tracking money in our political system.”
Welcome to “A Look Back,” where we review and celebrate select clips from the overwhelmingly voluminous video catalog and the many splendid works of Stephen T. Colbert over the years.
This past week the Report saw a savage end to a truly delicious political strategist, Ham Rove. More than just a ham loaf with wire rimmed glasses, Ham Rove was introduced to our homes and hearts as the doppelganger of his less forthcoming counterpart, Karl Rove. In this Look Back we highlight Ham Rove’s best moments.
EPISODE NUMBER: 9023 (November 12, 2012) GUESTS:Ken Burns SPECIAL GUESTS: Jon Stewart | Trevor Potter | Ham Rove | Riley Dinello SEGMENTS:David Petraeus’ “All In” Affair | Colbert Super PAC SHH! – Karl Rove and Jon Stewart | Colbert Super PAC SHH! – Secret Second 501c4 – Trevor Potter | Blitzkrieg on Grinchitude – Santa’s Pipe | Sign Off – Goodbye Colbert Super PAC SUIT REPORT: Dark suit | White shirt | Blue tie with diamonds VIDEOS: Monday, November 12, 2012
EPISODE NUMBER: 7124 (September 29, 2011) GUESTS: Mark Cuban | Trevor Potter SPECIAL GUESTS: Kevin Kline | Ham Rove SEGMENTS: Mark Cuban Dances | Colbert Super PAC – Ham Rove’s Comeback | Colbert Super PAC – Trevor Potter & Stephen’s Shell Corporation | Colbert Super PAC SHH! – The Donating Game SUIT REPORT: Dark pin stripped suit | White shirt | Yellow/Gold/Purple stripped tie VIDEOS:Thursday, September 29, 2011
EPISODE NUMBER: 7098 (July 28, 2011) GUESTS:Buddy Roemer | Matthew Dowd | Ham Rove SEGMENTS: The Ring of Republican Power | Colbert Super PAC- For the Children | Colbert Super PAC- Matthew Dowd and Ham Rove | Buddy Roemer Pt. 1 | Buddy Roemer Pt. 2 | Sign Off – Cone of Silence SUIT REPORT: Dark Slate Suit | White Shirt | Navy and Baby Blue Stripped Tie VIDEOS:Thursday, July 28, 2011
As you can tell from the title of the episode guide, I was mildly protesting Herman Cain’s abrupt cancellation of his scheduled appearance on tonight’s show; nevertheless, yet what another stellar episode! And Buddy Roemer, turns out, is a pretty intriguing candidate: is he going to be like a Huckabee, here today, forgotten tomorrow,or a real player in the race? Apparently, it is up to we PAC participants to figure out! What did y’all think of the episode? Do share your thoughts in the comments.