Sarah Palin’s SarahPAC, which is not a slush fund at all but a pool of money to support principled conservative politicians, made all sorts of money in Q12012. Which lucky ducky congressional candidates were the recipients of America’s most unpopular political person’s largesse? The most sizable sums this time went to “go fuck yourself” and “it’s all mine, suckers,” unlike previous quarters when the tight swing-district candidates “ha ha ha you idiots donated money to my PAC” and “I’m swimming in a Grand Canyon full of your cash” received the largest infusions. Politico has the shocking news: “Sarah Palin’s political action committee raised $388,000 in the first three months of the year, but it spent $418,000 and didn’t give a dime to any candidates — which is the purported purpose of the PAC.”
Always a worthy destination for donors’ disposable income, that SarahPAC is. Unlike most other PACs, which all-too-predictably spend their funds on boring things like Political Action, SarahPAC drops five-figures on a YouTube rebutting a premium cable television movie that portrayed Sarah Palin more sympathetically than expected and then a bit more on space for a Taco Bell/KFC Xpress at a mall near the Republican National Convention. Also, too, hundreds of thousands of dollars for a couple of policy consultants who surely work around-the-clock preparing briefs for her busy days of watching television on the couch for 12 hours:
Instead, Sarah PAC spent $255,000 on fundraising and a small team of political consultants that Palin has continued to support even as she receded from the political spotlight during the heat of the GOP presidential primary. It also appears to have spent $19,000 on a video rebutting the HBO film “Game Change.”
The PAC also paid $4,500 to reserve space at Channelside Bay Mall in Tampa, Fla., near the site of the Republican National Convention, suggesting that Palin plans to have an independent presence at the event separate from the formal proceedings.
But look, she promises she’ll definitely start doling out cash to promising candidates when things pick up. Who will be the Christine O’Donnells of 2012, anyway? The similarly worthy candidates just haven’t shown up yet.