“Gov. Rick Perry is inviting hundreds of prominent Republican donors and policy experts to a series of gatherings next month that are intended to rebuild his damaged national brand and lay the foundation for a potential 2016 presidential campaign….
The small-group sessions kick off Tuesday and Wednesday in Austin with a pair of lunches and dinners held in the governor’s mansion wedged between policy briefings at the nearby office of Perry senior adviser Jeff Miller. In all, Perry’s team expects he will meet in person with more than 500 major donors and bundlers from around the country in December as well as a slew of operatives, Republican National Committee members and policy experts.”
OK, we’re now up to four responses to President Obama’s State of the Union address.
We have the official GOP response from Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington, the Tea Party response from Senator Mike Lee of Utah, the YouTube response from Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky, and now the fourth — Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of Florida will give the Latino response in Spanish.
Wait, aren’t these the people who want to make English the “official” language of the U. S. and freak out any time local/state/federal government makes any information available in both English and Spanish?
Why do we need four responses to a laundry list of what “ain’t gonna happen” in 2014? And what next, a response from Sarah Palin in “word salad”?
“Why are you letting Palin have the profile? Why are you letting her go on your network and say the things she’s saying? And Glenn Beck? These are alternative people who will never be elected and they’ll kill us.”
Karl Rove to Roger Ailes, according to Gabe Sherman’s new biography of Ailes, TheLoudestVoiceintheRoom
“This is what the Republicans who follow the Texan Cruz worry about: if struggling middle-class and working-class whites (especially in the South) see the benefits of the Affordable Care Act, then the Republican Party’s southern strategy will collapse. Here’s the thing: Only by keeping white Republicans angry at the federal government can they keep their fragile coalition together.”
Andrew Burstein and Nancy Isenberg, “Ignorant Tea Party outrage: Sarah Palin’s latest Obamacare lie,” Salon
The Weekly Standard’s smarmy Bill Kristol, who shoulders much of the shame and blame for vaulting Sarah Palin onto the national stage after he met her during his magazine’s Alaskan cruise and fell head over heels, is encouraging Palin to run for Senate.
Really, this guy is one baby step above Anthony Weiner in letting his weiner make decisions for him.
I can’t imagine she will. Neither the McCain campaign nor the press properly vetted her during the ’08 campaign, but this time around, closets would open and skeletons would come crashing down.
Is it just a coincidence that Rupert Murdoch announced he’s divorcing Wendi and Fox News announced that Sarah Palin is coming back on the same day?
Back at the beginning of the year, Roger Ailes offered to renew Palin’s contract but at a smidge of the $1 million a year she had been getting. She stomped off in a huff in her cheesy red Naughty Monkeys and has now come crawling back, given that nothing else has turned up for her since (unless you count Bristol and Willow appearing on Joan and Melissa Rivers’ show).
I think this has just been a really long contract negotiation, one Ailes knew he would ultimately win.
I’d love to hear the tape of Palin begging. Where the hell is the NSA when you need them?
When I went to Drudge this morning, the paid ad at the top urged me to contribute to Sarah Palin’s PAC to help 2014 GOP candidates.
If you check out SarahPAC’s latest FEC filing, you’ll learn that while she raked in $5.1 million in the last election cycle, she gave only $298,500 to candidates she supposedly supported.
My first response to reading this was wondering why she wears such cheap and tacky wigs. With millions flowing in, she can obviously get the quality human hair ones.
Look, if you want to support a candidate whom Palin supports in 2014, donate to that candidate directly (and then please get yourself some help…). Otherwise, you’re just giving money to prop up Palin’s increasingly pathetic attempts at celebrity and relevance.
We worry about these PACs having outsize influence on elections. Really many of them are just slush funds, just another clever scam. They threaten our wallets much more than our democracy.