ABC brings us the latest installment in the hilarious adventures of the former half-term governor of Alaska (emphasis added):
Sarah Palin has been using her political action committee to buy up thousands of copies of her book, "Going Rogue," in order to mail copies of the memoir to her donors, newly filed campaign records show.
The former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate had her political organization spend more than $63,000 on what her reports describe as "books for fundraising donor fulfillment." The payments went to Harper Collins, her publisher, and in some instances to HSP Direct, a Virginia-based direct mail fundraising firm that serves a number of well-known conservative politicians and pundits.
Sarah PAC spent another $8,000 on colorful bookmarks designed by a Nashville-based event branding firm. And her committee paid her publisher $20,000 for what appears to have been the cost of sending her personal photographer and another aide along on her book tour. Those expenses are listed by the PAC as travel repayment to Harper Collins.
ABC says Palin's office hasn't told them whether she is accepting royalties from these book sales. She'd be a moron to do so..but then again, Palin is a moron. After all, what's the point of having a PAC if you're not going to use it to pump up sales of your own book? Supporting candidates? Hah!