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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.
“You have to admire a man who gives you his untraceable 501(c)(4) money, knowing you’ll use it in an attempt to shut down untraceable 501(c)(4) money,” Legal Center Executive Director J. Gerald Hebert, remarked at the event beneath Colbert’s portrait. “We hope to use Mr. Colbert’s generous donation to bring about much needed reforms in the campaign finance arena.”
“Stephen Colbert did an amazing job of distilling the complexities of Super PACs and 501(c)(4)s into something that the general public could instantly grasp,” Legal Center President Trevor Potter said before unveiling Colbert’s portrait at the event. “That coverage did more to educate the American public on the fallout from the Citizens United decision, secret money in campaigns, and the problems with the FEC’s and IRS’s non-enforcement of the laws, than anything else in the last election cycle,” said Potter.
Source: Campaign Legal Center.
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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.
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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
Don’t crack up!!
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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
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EPISODE NUMBER: 7098 (July 28, 2011)
GUESTS: Buddy Roemer
SPECIAL GUESTS: Matthew Dowd | Ham Rove
SEGMENTS: The Ring of Republican Power | Colbert Super PAC- For the Children | Colbert Super PAC- Matthew Dowd and Ham Rove
SUIT REPORT: Dark Slate Suit | White Shirt | Boldly striped horizontal navy blue and baby blue 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.
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