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Kevin Kline Hosts Stephen Colbert's Billionaire 'The Donating Game' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Sep 30th 2011 4:45AM
Kevin Kline, 'The Colbert Report'Stephen Colbert was already raking in unlimited funds via his Super PAC, but he had to disclose his donors, which was limiting the potential for corporate contributions. So his lawyer found another loophole on 'The Colbert Report' (Weeknights, 11:30PM ET on Comedy Central).

He can set up a shell company which can take anonymous donations from anyone, including corporations or billionaires, and then the shell company can donate to his Super PAC so it's untraceable.

So he set up a game where he could meet with three "anonymous" billionaires, hosted by Kevin Kline. One was clearly a parody of Rupert Murdoch, while the next one was an Oprah Winfrey impressionist. But the third was a real billionaire, who may have really donated a pretty substantial sum of money.

Of course, thanks to the law, we'll never know for sure, and isn't that the way it should be? Colbert asked how this process was different from money laundering, but his lawyer wasn't sure. It's simple. This is legal.

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