The Center for Public Integrity:
SarahPAC is simply burning through more money than it’s bringing in.
During 2015, SarahPAC expenditures ($1.4 million) outpaced income (about $950,000), federal records show. This, from a former politician who markets her “fiscal responsibility” bona fides and once urged lawmakers to “cut spending — don't just simply slow down a spending spree” as an elixir to the Great Recession.
By another measure: the $457,459 SarahPAC reported raising from July 1 through Dec. 1 represents its smallest half-year haul since its formation in early 2009.
Meanwhile, conservative politicians’ campaigns didn’t receive a dime of SarahPAC’s heavy spending during the second half of 2015. Only a handful of lawmakers directly received cash during the first half of 2015.
This might surprise Palin supporters, who she solicits to “chip in $25 today to help us stack Congress with true conservatives” while asserting that SarahPAC is “working hard to support and elect conservative leaders.”
As I mentioned earlier I was really hoping that since Palin's national profile had been raised, partly because of her endorsement of Donald Trump and partly because her son was arrested for beating a woman, that she and her PAC would receive more scrutiny.
And that certainly appears to be the case.
Here is what HuffPo had to say:
SarahPAC’s most dedicated donors of late 2015 — those giving more than $200 — are elderly: More than three in five such contributors listed their occupation as “retired” or some variation thereof. They are most likely to hail from California, Texas or Florida.
But small-dollar donors, who don’t have to publicly reveal who they are or what they do, provided the lion’s share of SarahPAC contributions during late 2015.
To woo them, SarahPAC offers public television-like incentives to supporters willing to make a more modest contribution.
Backers donating at least $75 receive an autographed copy of Palin’s book “Sweet Freedom: A Devotional.”
Those who give $100 take home a plush “SarahPAC mama grizzly bear” toy.
Many of those donations — $22,325 in all during the second half of 2015, federal records show — funded SarahPAC’s purchase of Palin’s own book and those grizzly bear toys.
I have said before, but it bears repeating, donating to SarahPAC should be a universally recognized sign of mental illness.
The new financial filings have also attracted the interest of the International Business Times, Inquisitr, Al Jazeera, and Blasting News.
If you will allow me to do a little of my Snoopy dance here I would just like to point out that this is essentially what I predicted would happen as far back as 2010.
Sarah Palin will NEVER successfully, or even seriously run for office again, and will over time will fade from the spotlight until her name is only mentioned as one of the $100 questions on Jeopardy.