from yesterday right?
And some of you, as well as I, wondered if it was okay for Palin to use this image of our military personnel to raise money for SarahPAC.
And the answer? Hell no!
Use of DoD Personnel and Materiel in Advertising, Marketing or Promotional Material.
Endorsement of a non-Federal entity, event, product, service or enterprise may be neither stated nor implied by DoD or DoD employees in their official capacities, including through use of their images. Additionally, titles, positions or organization names may not be used to suggest official endorsement or preferential treatment of any non-Federal entity, except in limited circumstances outlined in DoD Directive 5500.7-R. In all cases, Military Service-specific insignia must be removed from advertising, marketing or promotional material.
The use of Department of Defense still and/or motion imagery that includes people who can be personally identified in the image is not authorized, unless the requestor contacts the person(s) and obtains written permission for the use of their identifiable image.
Now, do we think that SarahPAC bothered to ask permission to use that image?
You know like they certainly must have asked to use this image?
this article, and then use it, with the SarahPAC logo attached, to attack the President while also begging for money that Palin can then use to go on vacations and pay her ghostwriters?
I'll tell you what I think.
I think that Palin is in a blind panic, over this:
I reported before this was the first time that SarahPAC spent more than it raised, with $496,505 spent (Mostly on "consultants.") and only $460,537 raised from her few remaining dimwitted supporters, and as somebody pointed out early it appears that SarahPAC spent just about $1 for "fundraising" to every $2 actually raised.
THAT is a business model which is unsustainable. So apparently that has inspired somebody to start using images without permission to promote SarahPAC.
However THAT decision could end up costing SarahPAC dearly, since if ANY of these military personnel or celebrities decide to legally protest the use of their images it could end up costing SarahPAC the very last of their reserves and essentially shut them down forever.
I know, what a shame.
And hey, if any of YOU would like to help usher in the end of SarahPAC you know what to do.