Colbert has hit on something very important. Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow sends a powerful message.
Bedford, NH (PRWEB) January 09, 2012
Michael Charney, author of the political satire Chasing Glenn Beck: A Personal Experiment in Reclaiming Our Hijacked Political Conversation, announced today that he will contribute ten percent of the profits from the sale of his book to Steven Colbert’s Super PAC, Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow.
“Stephen Colbert has hit on something very important,” Charney says. “The ways in which our political processes and conversations have been hijacked end up disempowering the majority of Americans. Colbert's Super PAC—satirical though it may be—sends a powerful message, one that I agree with and fully support.”
Charney’s book, recently released by Riddle Brook Publishing, explores many of the same ideas that Colbert promotes through his Super PAC, in particular, the notion that the most extreme voices with the deepest pockets are taking over politics. Charney refers to this problem as “electile dysfunction.”
Charney has chosen now to make his contributions because New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation primary is right around the corner. “New Hampshire—where I live—is one of the few places where individuals still feel they have a voice in the process,” Charney says. “Candidates reach out to people here, not to corporations. Governor Jon Huntsman, for example, has held over 150 in-person events, including town halls and house parties. That’s the kind of political process we need everywhere, one that speaks directly to people.”
When asked whether he thought Colbert would appreciate the donations, Charney grinned. “He might very well think I’m doing it just to get on his show,” he said. “And, honestly, I wouldn’t mind that at all. But the truth is that Colbert is doing something that no one else has dared to do. He’s pulling back the curtain and letting us see what the Wizard really looks like.” Charney also wants everyone to know that neither Mr. Colbert nor the Super PAC has endorsed his actions or opinions. "I'm doing this on my own," he added. "It's my way of showing support."
Chasing Glenn Beck, A Personal Experiment in Reclaiming our Hijacked Political Conversation is available at both Amazon.com and BN.com, and can also be ordered through your local bookstore or directly from the publisher. Ten percent of the profit from any books sold between January 10 and November 6, 2012 (election day) will go to the Super PAC. For more information on Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow, please visit http://www.colbertsuperpac.com.