Bill Maher Gives $1 Million to Obama Super PAC

February 24th, 2012 12:41 AM

Vulgarian comedian Bill Maher Thursday gave $1 million to Priorities USA Action, the Super PAC supporting the reelection of Barack Obama.

His PR company True Public Relations sent out the following announcement Thursday evening (video also follows):

Maher Puts His Money Where His Mouth Is with One Million Dollars

Comedian Bill Maher announced tonight that he will donate one million dollars to President Obama’s re-election campaign. At the end of his groundbreaking comedy special, “CrazyStupidPolitics: Live from Silicon Valley,” which streamed live on Yahoo!, Bill brought out a check, making a personal donation of one million dollars to Obama’s Super PAC, Priorities USA Action. His explained that having a country governed by Barack Obama rather than any of the Republican candidates is “worth a million dollars” and that in his own financial interests, “this is the wisest investment I think I could make.” He also encouraged other wealthy liberals to do the same and give until it hurts.

Bear in mind that this occurred a few hours after Maher joked about Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney paying a bum for gay sex.

Makes you wonder if like many media outlets, HBO has a clause in its contracts preventing employees from contributing to campaigns this way.

Stay tuned.

(H/T Mediaite)

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