Skip to comments.(CNN Avlon) Sarah PAC "Somewhere Between A Business And A Racket"
Posted on 03/31/2013 7:03:02 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot
JOHN AVLON, CNN CONTRIBUTOR: "....the Federal Election Commission filings for her PAC, the SarahPAC show is that the vast amount of the money raised and spent in the last election cycle was on consultants. It did not go to candidates.
In fact less than $300,000 went to candidates. She spent more on her top consultant than she did in all the candidates she doled out money to. ..... When people give money to these political action committees, they think they're getting political action. What they're really doing is feeding a whole subcategory of consulting industry out there, a partisan economy."
BLITZER: What were the consultants doing over there? What were they working for?
AVLON: ".....I thought the whole point of grassroots outreach is that you didn't need a consultant to tell you how to do it, especially from Sarah Palin's perspective. ..... . But the big picture, very little (INAUDIBLE) of the money -- millions that Sarah Palin raised through her SarahPAC ended up going to candidates. The vast majority of it went to consultants."
BLITZER: How much influence does she really have these days within the GOP?
AVLON: It's diminished. .... But there's no question, Sarah Palin is an influencer, especially in the conservative populous movement. She's very popular among the base. And now she's trying to present herself as this kingmaker, as you said. ...... So it's a reminder of a great quote by Eric Hoffer, which is all great movements begin as a cause, it become a business, and they end up as a racket, well, we're somewhere between business and racket right now.
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Obama is somewhere between a traitor and a grifter. Although, with his skills, I think he may be both.
All they have to do is make some practice illegal, make the law retro, and they have her where they’ve always wanted her.
She might as well run for office, they won’t stop the persecution in any case.
john avalon is somewhere between a nitwit and a pinhead.
If she gave it ALL away to candidates they would be complaining “She didnt hire one single consultant to advise her”
Thye must really be afraid of her
There is zero question that is the case.
The real question is: Will Sarah run this time.
I sure hope so.
These MSM hacks keep telling us that Palin is history. Why do they continue to spend so much time and space on her? Could it be that the Rats and Rino’s are scared to death of her? Me thinks so.
By any means, they must destroy Palin - a strong, honorable, family oriented, successful "conservative" woman.
Yep, that’s what they did to Nixon too - they kept him in court and stripped him of protection.
They will do the same to Sarah try to prevent her from getting wealthy.
Another real question is: Why isn't Obama being investigated instead of Sarah????
Six cents out of every dollar SarahPac received in the 2012 election cycle went to actual candidates. The better move is to give to candidates directly and not to the PACs.
They are indirectly complaining that the consultants that Sarah is hiring actually are making a difference unlike the GOPs!
cnn... somewhere between he and ll.
I agree - but look at her success rate. She spent far less then that RINO Karl Rove and helped more candidates.
I would say the same about CNN, but since CNN looses money, it is more of a dishonest liberal charity organization than anything else.
And what is Handgun Control, Inc./Sarah Brady?
And what is The Tides Foundation/George Soros.
Ding Ding Ding!!!!!
And don’t forget WHO donated to Rove’s PAC vs. Sarah PAC.