Sunday, July 11, 2010

Palin Gives Money to Branstad, Jim Gray for Hire

Palin Power: Many have speculated what Sarah Palin's plans are. She became John McCain's running mate in 2008 and lost the election. She quit her job as governor and now makes a ton of money speaking, touring and selling books. But does she really want to give up that lucrative life to run for president in 2012? Here's a story from the Associated Press that may make a few people think she is thinking about a presidential run and an Iowa caucus appearance:

Sarah Palin has put her money where her mouth is, contributing at least $87,500 to candidates she's endorsed in the last few months. But the financial disclosure filed by her political action committee also shows Palin spending more than $210,000 on consulting. Candidates receiving money from Palin, for the period covering April 1 to June 30, include Terry Branstad, who's running for governor of Iowa, and Joe Miller, who's challenging Alaska U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski. Each received $5,000.
Palin, the 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee, has been mentioned as a possible contender for the 2012 presidential nomination. She hasn't ruled out a bid.
Gray for Hire: Did you watch that LeBron James debacle on ESPN this weekend? Funny, everyone's complaining about it. But it sounds like an awful lot of people tuned in. But how about Jim Gray? He reportedly worked out the whole deal with LeBron's people and ESPN and made sure he was the one doing the "interview". What? What was this an infommercial? Did Gray replace the ShamWow! guy? I mean, after all, that dude did have that embarrassing arrest on charges of beating up a hooker in Tampa. So maybe they do need a replacement.

1 comment:

desmoinesdem said...

Hmmm, for every dollar Palin's PAC gives candidates it spends around $2.50 on consultants?

Doesn't sound like good value for money from the perspective of Palin's donor base.