Stephen Colbert is legitimately running the GOP. Witness:
“The next generation of the Republican Party. The Young Eagles provide the GOP with the financial resources to compete in national, state, and local elections, while affording members the opportunity to interact and network with Republican Party officials, pundits, enthusiasts, and donors as well as business leaders and innovators throughout the country.”
The Young Eagles, (Eaglets?), complete with silly logo:
“A Republican Young Eagles membership requires a $7,500 personal contribution per year or a joint membership of $3,750 per person per year.”
In case you aren’t prepared to ante your rent money for the cause, prospective Eaglets can get a taste of the organization at a reasonably-priced $1,500 per event. If you can pony up $40,000 (!), it buys you attendance at “special events” and some Young Eagles Roundtable thing. (Nest? Access to the Eagles’ Nest? Maybe you get to watch Dick Morris eat regurgitated worms?) Prep your passports, Eaglets, because these special events are held in such foreign locales as New York* and Los Angeles.
Where in the name of chicken-friend Jesus are young people supposed to find $40,000? Perhaps it helps that “Young Eagles” membership is open to people up to 45 years old. Sorry Senator Obama, you just missed it. So the GOP youth auxiliary actually includes the tail end of the baby boomers. An impressive effort to relate to those kids playin’ the hippity-hop on your lawn.
…looked disturbingly like the Carolina Hurricanes ice hockey team:
So I guess I should lay off the design people.