The PAC Scam

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.

The Wicked Witch of Wasilla Is Melting

Sarah Palin’s PAC had a dramatic decline in fundraising in the second half of 2011 compared to the first half, when there was a lot of speculation that she would run for president.  In the second half, she raised only $756,000, despite spending $326,000 on direct mail and Internet fundraising efforts.  That’s less than half what she raised in the first half of 2011, almost $1.7 million.

Overall, SarahPAC spent $1.2 million in the second half and reported having $1 million left.

May this trend continue.

She’s gotten some attention lately by backing Newt (although not donating to his campaign), but this horse’s ass is backing the wrong horse.

There is a God!

I turned on my computer this morning to discover absolute, definitive, incontrovertible proof that there is a God.  And he does work in mysterious ways, at the moment through author Joe McGinnis.  Leaked reports of his new book on Sarah Palin claim that she had a one-night stand with NBA player Glen Rice, when she was a single sports reporter.  So what?  Well, Rice is African-American, and I agree “not that there’s anything wrong with that,” but the sort of people who support Palin, want her to run for president, and keep the dollars flowing to SarahPAC might forgive a one-night stand with a white person, but not one of color.

Other leaked tidbits?  That Palin did cocaine and more on that rumored affair with Todd’s business partner that came out during the ’08 campaign.

Our long national nightmare is over, people.  Thanks be to God.