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I predict that I would see what you did there, if Wonkette allowed predictions.

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The amazing thing is, it isn't stealing. The suckers just send the money in. Willingly.

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BzB:

Many of the right wing nutz are running these operations. There's a great book about it: "Thunder on the Right."

Here is an excellent article on the subject! Absolutely first-rate. Not just one of the best things I've read on the Internets, flat-out one of the best things I've read anywhere in quite some time: <a href="http://www.thebaffler.com/p..." target="_blank">" rel="nofollow noopener" title="http://www.thebaffler.com/past/the_long_con/">http://www.thebaffler.com/p...

These jokers put the "con" in "conservative!"

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2.0: The Sarah PAC took in $1.2M in 2013 and spent just $10,000 on two GNoP candidates.

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Too low. Try again later.

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A storage unit outside of Wasilla goes for about that much - must be their HQ.

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The spelling is tricky.

Try "Sarah PAC." Won't work as just one word. <a href="http://www.fec.gov/fecviewe..." target="_blank">" rel="nofollow noopener" title="http://www.fec.gov/fecviewer/CandidateCommitteeDe...">http://www.fec.gov/fecviewe...

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The FEC asked why $11,169.86 was showing up as an “offset” [reimbursement] with no expense shown in that amount: <a href="http://docquery.fec.gov/cgi..." target="_blank">" rel="nofollow noopener" title="http://docquery.fec.gov/cgi-bin/fecimg/?_13330040...">http://docquery.fec.gov/cgi...

The Sarah PAC replied: <a href="http://docquery.fec.gov/cgi..." target="_blank">" rel="nofollow noopener" title="http://docquery.fec.gov/cgi-bin/fecimg/?_13942599...">http://docquery.fec.gov/cgi...

Looks to me like the Sarah PAC paid the way for Duh Guv’ (and, perhaps, her family and/or entourage) to that NRA Convention where she was personally paid to give a speech. The NRA then reimbursed the Sarah PAC for those expenses. If this is true, the Sarah PAC loaned Snow Snooki that money. Is this something a PAC is supposed to do? It would be irresponsible not to speculate.

Some people might suggest there could be travel and miscellaneous expenses for Caribou Barbie’s book tour, or other expeditions to the Lower 48 which resulted in compensation to her personally, in the reported disbursements from the Sarah PAC.

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The shadowy NorthStar Strategies and the mysterious Ares Petra Consulting Group were paid tens of thousands of dollars in 2013. Ares Petra for “speechwriting.” Who (or what) are these groups? <a href="http://sarahpalintruthsquad..." target="_blank">" rel="nofollow noopener" title="http://sarahpalintruthsquad.wordpress.com/2010/09...">http://sarahpalintruthsquad...

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actor212:

Smith won with 67% of the vote and Lonegan lost to Corey Booker by over 10%.

One might well ask what the heck the Sarah PAC got for that pissed away ten Iron Men.

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Considering he won with some 67% of the vote, you might be on to something there.

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So it's $10k out of $1.2 MM? 99% overhead is impressive! It was only 95% for the 2010 cycle - they're getting better at grifting.

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faster_kittycat:

I think that's in the link.

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HWA:

Remember Rick Santorum spent campaign funds for a single hamburger at a restaurant close to his home. Now that's two-bit, small time, penny-ante grifting...

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Ronald Reagan? Oh - those were air traffic controllers...

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