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'Mama Grizzly' Palin's PAC a Precursor to Presidential Run?

Sarah Palin's PAC has begun to reveal its financial force:

Palin "The report, filed with the Federal Election Commission, shows that Palin’s political action committee raised more money in the second quarter of this year – $866,000 – than it had in any previous three-month stretch since Palin formed the group in January 2009. The committee, SarahPAC, also spent nearly twice as much – $742,000 – as it had in any previous quarter, the lion’s share of which went to the type of list-building and fundraising (including its first major direct-mail campaign) that typically undergird top-tier political committees."

The AP reports: "Candidates receiving money from Palin for the period covering April 1 to June 30 include former Gov. Terry Branstad, who won last month's Republican gubernatorial primary in Iowa, and Joe Miller, who's challenging Alaska U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski in the August GOP primary. Each received $5,000. Among Palin's other high-profile endorsements, Republican Carly Fiorina, who's running for the U.S. Senate from California, received $2,500. Sharron Angle, who's challenging U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in Nevada, also got $2,500. Nikki Haley, who's running for governor in South Carolina and for whom Palin personally campaigned, got no money, according to the filings."

Politico notes: "Though the stated purposes of political action committees like SarahPAC are to boost like-minded candidates through contributions and appearances on their behalf, it’s become common for prospective presidential candidates to use such committees to pay for political staffs and travel before formally declaring their candidacies – as well as to collect chits by contributing to potential allies."

Watch Palin's "Mama Grizzlies" ad which Matt posted last week, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. NarcissistPAC would've been a much more accurate name for this endeavor.

    Posted by: Will | Jul 12, 2010 11:07:58 AM

  2. She is the most despicable political media whore I have ever had pain to listen to.

    She is also quite dangerous in as she wants to perpetually flame controversy without stepping up to owning the consequences. There is nothing statesman-like about her. There is nothing redeeming or credible about Sarah Palin.

    Because of all that; she will succeed as she is the lowest form of scum that still can get by on a "You betcha!" wink to her nimble-brained constituents.

    Posted by: Rad | Jul 12, 2010 11:22:32 AM

  3. Hey Rad, it worked for that asshole Reagan, why not for this bitch?

    Posted by: Anon | Jul 12, 2010 12:05:45 PM

  4. Can't believe she's continuing to take this 'grizzly' moniker. Is she considered a gay icon in the bear community?

    Posted by: Gregoire | Jul 12, 2010 12:31:45 PM

  5. She makes Reagan [may he continue to rot in Hell] sound like Einstein.

    My heart goes out to those affected by what many claim are growing incidences of autism, but Palin's form of brain damage seems far more rampant...and communicable.

    Posted by: Michael @ | Jul 12, 2010 12:51:09 PM

  6. John McCain should be Publically Flogged for Unleashing this Viper & her White trash family onto the American Public....GO AWAY!

    Posted by: Disgusted American | Jul 12, 2010 1:09:42 PM

  7. ever notice EVERYTHING this woman says - sounds the same? INCOHERANT and Made Up!

    Posted by: Disgusted American | Jul 12, 2010 1:10:46 PM

  8. IF she does run... I see her as the Giuliani of 2012. All puffed up, full of hot air, and absolutely no substance.
    At least Giuliani had SOME substance, not to mention experience.

    Posted by: JimmyD | Jul 12, 2010 1:16:14 PM

  9. Nice "pearl necklace" Don't know how Todd gets it up having to look at this pig!

    Posted by: MIke | Jul 12, 2010 1:18:32 PM

  10. I don't think she'll ever run, but she is going to make a shit load of money over the next couple of years. She appeals to more women than most people on here care to believe. Just saying.

    Posted by: name: | Jul 12, 2010 1:30:46 PM

  11. If she does decide to run there is a clear path to her getting the nomination. But the general election will be disastrous for her and will almost insure a second Obama term. If nothing else it would expose her for what she really is.

    Posted by: Brian in Texas | Jul 12, 2010 1:52:59 PM

  12. Brian, the problem with today is; what ever this... bitch... did in the past in not applicable. What ever she said in the past does not pertain. Her campaign will be run on slogans, and winks and folksy colloquialisms that got Bush II elected. I remember the discussions with "uncommitted" voters who went with him because "...he was someone [I] wanted to have a beer with" (and look where the fuck it got us). Well, Palin is using that same approach. Dazzle 'em with your bull shit because the base understands slogans and winks.

    The worst is her slogans and winks are bolstering the chances for others in her side of the party to gain this mid-term momentum. "She winked! This candidate MUST be good!"

    I look at the DISASTER that was Sharon Angle. Now, suddenly, all that right-wing bull shit she spouted so much during her primaries and published on her website is gone and cannot be brought up. Ever. Without fear of retribution. "Forget I ever said it; NOW I am going to tell you what you want to hear".

    If Reid loses to her, so goes the Republic.

    Posted by: Rad | Jul 12, 2010 2:20:29 PM

  13. @Gregoire She is most certainly a gay icon in the Log Cabin Republican and GOProud universe.

    She is dangerous. She is irresponsible. She is two-faced. She is a quitter. That anyone might give credence to the idea that this wretched person could ever be president is abominable. Sadly, she just might get there.

    So, everyone make sure that your passports are up to date. We might need them.

    Posted by: jamal49 | Jul 12, 2010 3:35:11 PM

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