Stephen Colbert's deconstruction of the inanity of election spending has been brilliant -- usually there's no way you're ever going to get anyone to care about this stuff, but he's found a way to expose all the ridiculousness of it in a way that keeps viewers hooked.
And now he has UT's help.
Longhorn student Paul Benefiel wrote to Colbert, an e-mail that was read on the show last week, asking to set up his own Super Pac like Colbert's.
Here's the video:
Last night Colbert took things a step further.
More than 400 college students had written in after last week's episode, so now Colbert has a package he'll send out to help everyone in their dreams:
Kudos to the Longhorns....
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