• Rick Perry Steals Stephen Colbert's Super PAC Treasurer

    As I'm sure you're all aware, "cattle rustling" is a serious problem in the nation-state of Texas. So much so that they their senate have been forced to pass laws against it as late as a few months ago to protect their cowboys, cowladies and cowcorporations from the rootin'-tootin' no-good practice.

    But what are ya gonna do? It's a part of the culture, and it's not likely to end anytime soon. That's a hard lesson that Stephen Colbert was forced to learn when he awoke one morning, stepped onto his super PAC ranch to look over his heads of officials and found his best Treasurer had been rustled right out from under his nose

    Salvatore Purpura, who has represented numerous political committees as treasurer over the years, told Politico that he resigned on Thursday as treasurer of Colbert's super PAC, Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow.

    Then, on Monday, Perry — not Parry — formally filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission listing Purpura has his campaign treasurer.

    "Obviously, there was a potential conflict of interest," Purpura said. "I told [Colbert lawyer] Trevor [Potter] on Thursday I would not be able to be treasurer anymore."

    What is there to say? This is a clear case of retaliation for Colbert having angered all the other Perry-supporting super PACs with the Colbert Super PAC's Parry-supporting commercials in Iowa this past weekend. It's their way of saying, "There ain't room enough in this campaign for the twelve of us."

    There's no other way to explain it.

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    Tags: Colbert Super PAC, Primaries, Republicans, Rick Parry, Rick Perry, Stephen Colbert


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