This Should Be Entertaining

News from the Hill:

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) has launched a new political action committee (PAC) to support candidates nationwide, potentially laying the groundwork for an eventual White House run.

SarahPAC will support “Gov. Sarah Palin’s plans to build a better, stronger, and safer America in the 21st century,” the organization’s website says. “SarahPac will support local and national candidates who share Gov. Palin’s ideas and goals for our country.

Sarah Palin’s “ideas”:

No doubt any money sent to SarahPac will be money well spent, Republicans!

*** Update ***

So I went to SarahPac to check things out, and, just like in the campaign, her “ideas” seem to be missing:

The links to the hagiography biography and to donate work, though. Funny that.

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72 replies
  1. 1
    Xecky Gilchrist says:

    I reckon she is getting toward needing a new season’s wardrobe.

  2. 2
    John O says:

    It’s very possible I would be some sort of deranged psychopath without knowing I had someone out there in the world (read: Intertoobz) who got it.

    Thanks, John. Strange times, no?

  3. 3
    Joshua Norton says:

    I’m sure her and First Dude have already figured a way for most of the money to end up in their pockets. Giving her a pile of money and expecting her not to steal it is like giving a pitbull a steak and expecting them not to eat it.

  4. 4
    The Moar You Know says:

    I love the still. She looks like a deer standing in the road, staring at some oncoming headlights.

    Oh yeah, what everybody else said. If you don’t think 90 cents on the dollar ends up in hers and Todd’s pockets, you’re fucking insane. And I’m being generous with that ratio.

  5. 5

    Oh, that’s better than eating sweet baby Jesus cookies on Christmas morning.

  6. 6
    lilly Von Schtupp says:

    Ooo! Fun. She strikes me as the female version of Ron Burgundy without the insight and will read whatever flashes across the teleprompter.

  7. 7
    jenniebee says:

    Oh damn! I dumped my popcorn stocks on Jan 21. What was I thinking?

  8. 8
    amorphous says:

    @Joshua Norton: LIPSTICK!

  9. 9
    Trollhattan says:

    Opportunity cost, baby!

    Every dollar thrown at saint Sarah is one less dollar thrown at some…help me out here…qualified? no, competent?, nah, intelligent?, nope…

    Some republican of the remaining party structure who might actually have a shot.

    Oh Sarah, my love of your tossed sparkles knows no bounds.

  10. 10

    I can just see the writers at The Onion doing the "V8 moment" head slap because they hadn’t thought of this first.

  11. 11
    linda says:

    i’ll be honest, i wasn’t sure she would wear out her welcome; but, by god, she blew through that months ago; and this is the perfect cap to her 15 minutes.
    .
    goddamn, there are some asstastic governors in this friggin country…

  12. 12
    Sloegin says:

    I’m still waitin for someone in the media to call her out for what she is: a grifter.

    I’m sure that’ll be anytime now. Yeah.

  13. 13
    Trollhattan says:

    @ Sloegin

    Do you think she can get a guest stint on "The Riches"?

    She’d totally accept an offer because she loves herself some attention and affirmation, and she’s not smart enough to figure out the actual reason the Riches are always on edge.

    It’s just another family-values drama, donchaknow.

  14. 14
    FourtyTwo says:

    Man, you guys are tired of this lady? I can’t get enough…

    She’s exactly what I like to point to in order to say "this is what’s wrong with today’s conservatives".

    It’s like a walking, talking, self promoting Power Point presentation (with a PAC)!

  15. 15
    mgordon says:

    SarahPAC? Sounds like a rapper.

  16. 16
    Zifnab says:

    In before "Also"

  17. 17
    Comrade Mary, Would-Be Minion Of Bad Horse says:

    I like how the blog software turned the R in parentheses after Palin’s name into a registered trademark symbol. Apt.

  18. 18
    Litlebritdifrnt says:

    Look gang this is absolutely wonderful, Sarah Palin and Rush Limbaugh putting themselves out there as the "face" of the Republican Party. What more could we ask? I say we encourage these people all we can. Donate $5.00 today! (In case anyone does not know Rush figured that $5.00 was the "loss" point, it costs them more to process the $5.00 donation with mailing, receipts, time etc.,) Or as someone at Wonkette said send them an envelope stuffed with monopoly money.

  19. 19
    Tonal Crow says:

    Palin can do no better service for America than to keep herself in the public’s eye. She exemplifies the ROTFLMAO parody of a serious political movement that modern conservatism has become. They have drunk the Kool-Aid, proclaimed it ambrosia, and now they’re demanding a flotilla of supertankers filled to the brim with the stuff.

  20. 20
    Cris says:

    I still love the fact that WordPress parses the standard notation of the Governor’s party affiliation – "( R )" — as a registered trademark sign, thus making her a brand name.

    Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R)
    Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin ™

    Edit: me and Mary, we think alike

  21. 21
    Laura W says:

    @Comrade Mary, Would-Be Minion Of Bad Horse: (In case you don’t get back to the pet thread, Happy Bday!)

  22. 22
    The Moar You Know says:

    Oh dear lord, I’ve never seen the Gibson interview before. Charlie Fucking Gibson! The master of the slow-speed softball, and she can’t handle it!

    He looks utterly disgusted. Wow, just wow. Charlie Gibson thinks Sarah Palin is an idiot. I think we now know the answer to "how low can you go?" – when Charlie Gibson thinks you’re a fucking moron, that is as low as you can go.

  23. 23
    Bubblegum Tate says:

    @lilly Von Schtupp:

    She strikes me as the female version of Ron Burgundy without the insight and will read whatever flashes across the teleprompter.

    Ha! Awesome. And funny because it seems so very plausible.

    "Oh gosh, go fuck yerselves, mavericks!"

  24. 24
    Jay says:

    Palin can’t see herself from ANY place.

  25. 25
    Reverend Dennis says:

    Republicans never tire of reinventing the football bat.

  26. 26
    Karen says:

    John McCain should be tied to the ground next to an ant hill, with honey smeared all over him. He brought this buffoon out of Alaska, now she won’t stay there & shut up.

    Another McCain decision he got all wrong.

  27. 27

    Oh Joy. You guys are missing the greater good here. There are a LOT of nutjobs who will THROW their money at her. It’s the best thing that can happen for progressives. She doesn’t have a snowball’s chance in hell of winning any higher office than she is currently holding and the money they send to her will be that much less for a more qualified candidate.

    Sarah is the Ralph Nader of the Republican Party! Rejoice.

    Enjoy.

  28. 28
    Swervus says:

    ZOMG I LOVE Sarah Palin!

    She is the best thing for the modern Democratic party since Joe the Plumber in Israel and Rush Limbaugh talking about racism!

    Besides that, Palin is a wicked hawt MILF. Just watch the interviews on mute and you’re good to go!

    Palin/Joe the Plumber 2012! C’mon guys, we can do this!

  29. 29
    rob says:

    Democrats are forever indebted to John "Maverick" Mcain for this special lady. Palin 2012- also!

  30. 30
    Kathy says:

    Did you see the silhouette of the US with the state of Alaska cutout?
    It looks like the state of Alaska is pissing on Arizona.
    Make of it what you will folks :)

  31. 31
    Tsulagi says:

    Sarah Palin’s “ideas”

    Don’t forget her molecules!

    Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin® has launched a new political action committee (PAC) to support candidates nationwide

    I think we know which candidates that would be. This one. Ain’t no one getting in line before her.

  32. 32
    Mike in NC says:

    I’m still waitin for someone in the media to call her out for what she is: a grifter. I’m sure that’ll be anytime now. Yeah.

    Well, the MSM won’t do it but Jon Stewart did on an excellent Daily Show back in October. Pretty hilarious segment.

  33. 33
    SpotWeld says:

    Is "Political Action Committee" the new "fan club"?

  34. 34
    Jay Severin Has A Small Pen1s says:

    Was MILFPac taken?

  35. 35
    David says:

    Try using your alt option and shift keys:

    Palin √

    Palin ®

    Palin ©

    Palin ™

    Palin Ò¿Ò

    Palin 

    JoeSixPac

  36. 36
    MobiusKlein says:

    AEEEEI
    Who stole Palin’s Legs!!11!!

    Oh, wait, I’m supposed to be serious here?

  37. 37
    Anton Sirius says:

    @Kathy:

    I saw it as the jackboots of the AIP stomping all over the heartland, myself.

  38. 38
    RSA says:

    SarahPAC? Sounds like a rapper.

    Surprisingly, the domain MILFPAC appears to remain unclaimed.

  39. 39
    Krista says:

    Sarah Palin and Rush Limbaugh putting themselves out there as the "face" of the Republican Party.

    I know. It’s beautiful.

    And is it just me, or does SarahPac sound like either an antidepressant or an alternative feminine hygiene product?

  40. 40
    Cain says:

    @Anton Sirius:

    I saw it as the jackboots of the AIP stomping all over the heartland, myself.

    What is that thing reaching towards mississippi??!! Someone stop it!!

    cain

  41. 41
    Joshua Norton says:

    Sarah Palin’s "ideas"

    4 vague sentences and a "donate" button. What wingnut could resist that? If the bucks are not flowing in fast enough, I guess she could slam gay marriage for a bit. That always gets the suckers waving their checkbooks.

  42. 42
    N M says:

    See I saw the cutout of alaska as part of her secessionist roots…

  43. 43
    TheHatOnMyCat says:

    Sarah supports everything I am for. As a desert dweller, I want those big snow-covered mountains and cold lakes. Especially in July.

    I’ll be contributing to her PAC, she’s our future.

  44. 44
    Tsulagi says:

    she’s our future

    She already knows that.

  45. 45
    Stevenovitch says:

    Why does her website contain the words "An historic"?

    Granted it would be correct if one was speaking in an English accent (which drops the h sound), but most Americans pronounce "historic" with the non-vowel h sound, and thus would more naturally say "A historic".

    I guess what I’m saying is this is clear evidence that Sarah Palin is an British sleeper agent sent here to turn our country into a socialist paradise. Let’s get this fact out there people.

  46. 46
    Andrew says:

    Like and, such as, the Iraq?

  47. 47
    h8gop says:

    I just signed up as Wilma Dikfit living in Haywood Jablowme, AK.

  48. 48

    Now that she isn’t Vice President I find that her stuff is even more purely laughing gas. I started losing it in a big way when she in all seriousness used ‘bad scary thing’ in her sentences… and somehow, the distaste of the interviewers seems all the more piquant and obvious now…

  49. 49
    Xecklothxayyquou Gilchrist says:

    @Chris Johnson: Now that she isn’t Vice President…

    Quoted for thank-Godness. In fact, I think I’ll paste it down a few more times:

    She isn’t Vice President. She isn’t Vice President. She isn’t Vice President.

    Ahhhhh.

  50. 50

    @Sloegin: Thanks Sloegin, you don’t hear grifter much anymore. But, it’s perfect here.

  51. 51
    Left Coast Tom says:

    I’m torn. On the one hand I want her to soak up whatever wingnut money might be out there, which might otherwise go to someone with a remote chance of winning an election outside Alaska. On the other hand, I’m really and truly sick of seeing articles every few days in which she does nothing but whine.

  52. 52
    bago says:

    Holy shit! there’s a google ad for SaraPAC at the beginning of the youtube video now!

  53. 53
    Mike in NC says:

    Didn’t someone here call her "Joan of Arc on a snowmobile" just the other day? Priceless.

  54. 54
    Mike Mussington says:

    The word ‘hagiography’ might fit better than we think, if you stay out of the dictionary.

  55. 55
    Comrade grumpy realist says:

    Hey, Joan of Arc actually got some stuff done. Palin isn’t fit to kiss her shoe.

  56. 56
    Jeffro says:

    Not "NoblePatrioticEagleAmericaRawksPAC" or "RealAmericanPartsOfTheCountryPAC" or even "NeverOncePalledAroundWithTerroristsPAC"?

    Just "SarahPAC"?
    Is there a level of narcissism BEYOND "regular" narcissism?

  57. 57
    DonnaInMichigan says:

    I hope Tina Fey hasn’t packed away those Sarah Palin glasses……..

    Why didn’ t she name it SarahSixPac?

  58. 58
    Fern says:

    @Jeffro:

    It appears so.

  59. 59
    DonnaInMichigan says:

    SHUDDER:

    Reports Image Index for Candidate ID: P20001939

    FEC HOME NEW SEARCH NEW ADVANCED SEARCH

    PALIN, SARAH

    Office Sought: President
    Election Year: 2012
    State: Presidential Candidate
    Party: REP (Republican Party)

    Go to http://www.fec.gov/finance/dis.....info.shtml
    and search for Palin.

  60. 60
    YellowJournalism says:

    Anyone think that at first glance that webpage resembles a genital herpes ad?

  61. 61
    Just Some Fuckhead says:

    @YellowJournalism: It has a certain flare.

  62. 62
    Joshua Norton says:

    Is there a level of narcissism BEYOND "regular" narcissism?

    Yes. Republican. Then republican pundit. Then republican blogger.

  63. 63
    Surreal American says:

    The links to the hagiography biography and to donate work, though. Funny that.

    That submit link seems appropriately labeled, given the fervent devotion of her fans.

  64. 64
    TheAssInTheHatOnMyCat(Formerly Comrade Tax Analyst) says:

    SarahSixPac?

    How about "Sarah the Dumber"?

  65. 65
    Trolhattan says:

    Yup, no legs and has man hands in that Sarahpac page. Aiyeee, now I’m a-skeert of her odd powers.

  66. 66
    R-Jud says:

    I know he’s fictional, but please stop insulting Ron Burgundy by comparing him to Sarah. Ron is a MUCH better flutist.

    Flautist. Whatever. Also.

  67. 67
    Chum says:

    I’m looking forward to the Rep primary already. I hope Rudy runs against her. Great debate, you betcha.

  68. 68
    Zuzu's Petals says:

    @Karen:

    I dunno. I think about the alternative scenario had McCain not picked her: she would simply have followed her expected trajectory to the national stage in 2010 or 2012.

    At least this way she’s been somewhat neutralized by a disastrous rollout when she quite obviously wasn’t ready for prime time.

  69. 69
    Ash Can says:

    @Comrade grumpy realist: Not only that, historical records show that Joan of Arc was a genius, militarily and overall. Just that fact alone makes me want to choke anyone who tries to liken Moosepie Sally to her.

  70. 70
    Kathy says:

    Not to bring down a quite entertaining discussion, but the idea of "la diva Sarah" pimping for money to further herself is beyond crass. Check out Mudflats regarding the situation in the rural fishing villages. They had a terrible fishing situation must now decide between outrageously expensive heating oil and food. These are incredibly remote isolated areas that seem to have been forgotten by their governor. Actually John, Mudflats has links to collect donations. Perhaps this is another cause Balloon Juice can promote.

  71. 71
    D-Chance. says:

    Speaking of babes and money…

    The New York Times.

    The third paragraph may go down as an all-time classic.

  72. 72
    Stlinquirer says:

    Of course, the PAC is located in …. Arlington, VA. I forget – that’s not part of real America, or even the real Virginia, is it? Sheesh.

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