I was surprised at the turnout at the FEC. I had trouble finding parking at the metro so I didn't get down there until 10:30ish and there were about 100-150 people down there. The crowd was so big around the podium that we shut down the sidewalk.
After giving a short speech, recapping his struggle with the FEC, Colbert announced that he got his super PAC. He had some staffers/interns in red shirts holding up signs "Credit Cards here" and "Cash and checks here".
Colbert had a tablet that could process CCs, and his staffers with the cash sign tried to collect cash, but most everyone wanted to give their money to Colbert directly.
After about 10 mins getting lost in the crowd and talking with them, I couldn't hear them, he made a plea for some last cash at his SUV and then drove off. The whole thing lasted 25-30 mins and for the last half of it, his blonde producer was on the SUV hood and she was waving to him, trying to get him to leave.
Considering I'll never make it to NY to see his show, this was the next best thing.
-- 2006 Time magazine Person of the Year -- -- July 2009 Ordained Reverend --
Tomas Alfredson's adaptation of the classic John le Carré novel has had its release in the US pushed back until December, in order to keep it fresh for Oscar contention. Over here in the UK, though, it's released tomorrow.