By Geoffrey Dunn
Rather than make a contribution to the Romney-Ryan ticket when it mattered earlier in the 2012 campaign, Sarah Palin’s political action committee made a last-minute $5,000 contribution this week in what was obviously an attempt to call attention to Palin rather than to aid the final Romney campaign push in any meaningful way.
Like everything else in the Palin political repertoire, Palin is still trying to peddle her rancid brand of demagogic snake oil to the American people. Her political action committee is little more than a con job–she has donated merely 1.7 percent of the money she has raised to political candidates across the country. It’s a scam from beginning to end.
Palin’s last-ditch grandstanding will not only turn off independents and undecided voters, it will be sure to bring out Democrats in droves. Of all national political figures, Palin is by far the most polarizing (with negatives literally off the charts), and her latest self-serving stunt now seals the deal–Romney will go down on Tuesday.
While Palin’s obsession with President Barack Obama seems to know no bounds, her “support” of Romney has been luke-warm at best–and came only after taking potshots at Romney well after anyone capable of second-grade math could ascertain that Romney had secured the Republican nomination.
Palin’s husband, Todd, publicly supported Newt Gingrich, and La Palin did everything she could to forestall Romney’s nomination in favor of a brokered convention. It was more of Palin’s magical thinking that emanates from her parallel reality somewhere in a distant universe. As former Bush White House communications director Nicolle Wallace–a loyal Republican–so aptly declared, Palin is “cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs.”
Moreover, several sources close to the Romney-Ryan campaign have confirmed to me that Palin is an absolute anathema to the Romney camp–which explains not only her highly publicized absence from the Republican National Convention this past summer, but also why Palin has not been called to campaign anywhere for Romney on the hustings, not even in Alaska.
As I noted in my book The Lies of Sarah Palin: The Untold Story of Her Relentless Quest for Power, there is longstanding bad blood between Romney and Palin that dates back to Romney’s term as head of the Republican Governor’s Association.
SarahPAC Poison: Palin’s Last-Ditch Donation to Romney is a Scam