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Bill Maher Donates $1M to Obama SuperPAC

By Jacob Klein on Feb 24, 2012 to Real Time with Bill Maher

Bill Maher suprised everyone, including Yahoo, the hosts of his live comedy performace last night when he presented a check to a group supporting President Barrack Obama’s reelection campaign.  The Thursday night kickoff show, “CrazyStupidPolitics”  was broadcast on Yahoo’s new comedy Web Channel.  Many of the viewers were waiting for a punchline but Mr Maher wasn’t joking when the host of HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher, presented an over sized check to “Priorities USA Action”, President Obama’s SuperPAC.

Maher has been critical of the supreme court decision that allows him to do donate unlimited money to SuperPACs.  His spokesman met with Deadline saying that “…having a country governed by Barack Obama rather than any of the Republican candidates is worth a million dollars”… “this is the wisest investment I think I could make.”

We can’t wait to see what Bill has to say about all of this when he returns to the HBO stage to continue Real Time’s 10th season not this Friday night (he took the night off this week to do the Yahoo event) but next, March 2nd at 10PM.  See you there!










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