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Pelosi debuts 'Stop Colbert' ad

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi upped the satirical ante Thursday with a new, tongue-in-cheek attack ad taking on comedian Stephen Colbert, who has formed a real “super PAC” to support his less-than-real bid for the Republican presidential nomination.

In the ad, released on YouTube on Thursday, Mrs. Pelosi, California Democrat, calls for voters to support efforts to “Stop Colbert” — in part because “he doesn’t even like kittens.”

Under the now-famous shot of Mrs. Pelosi sharing a couch with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, she complains that Mr. Colbert has even used his super PAC to “attack my friend Newt Gingrich.”

Mrs. Pelosi, herself a former speaker, closes the cheeky ad with a serious pitch for the DISCLOSE Act, campaign finance legislation being introduced Thursday by Democrats that would require the super PACs to disclose their funding sources

Watch Mrs. Pelosi’s video HERE.

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David Eldridge

David Eldridge

David Eldridge joined The Washington Times in 1999 and over the next seven years helped lead the paper's coverage of regional politics and government, Sept. 11, and the sniper attacks of 2002. In 2006, he was named managing editor of the paper's website. He came to The Times from the Telegraph in North Platte, Neb., where he served as executive ...

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