It's your lucky day, everyone: You have the opportunity to give Sarah Palin lots of money! And if you give her enough money she might just run for president. That's the deal. Do you, by any chance, feel like you might be getting played? Well stop feeling that way and hand over the fucking cash.
The notorious Alaska-Arizona grifter, who's made millions and millions of dollars by doing essentially nothing ever since an Ambien-addled and blindfolded John McCain pointed at her name on a list of prospective vice presidential candidates, has returned from a summer of weird publicity tours and no serious presidential campaign ground-game planning whatsoever to solicit more money from her legion of terrifying mom-zombies on the premise that she might ever run for president. It is almost October. She is now moving her notably flexible decision-making deadline to November. That is extraordinarily late in the process, even if she claims that it's just part of her "unconventional" approach to campaigning. A little advice to prospective donors out there? Don't donate to candidates who offer an "unconventional" campaign in response to the hundreds of reports about how they can't get their shit together. Here's another example.
Anyway, here's the latest grift from SarahPAC, a teasing fundraising letter asking for another cut:
As you may know, Gov. Palin is on the verge of making her decision of whether or not to run for office.
It's one of the most difficult and important decisions of her life. And I want her to know that she has our support.
Gov. Palin is a proven leader. She's a common-sense conservative who fights for the rights of Americans like you and me - not special interests or big corporations.
Meanwhile, Barack Obama's presidency is a disaster. One in five working-age men are out of work. One in seven Americans are on food stamps. Thirty percent of our mortgages are under water. Parts of Michigan and California are suffering from unemployment numbers that are greater than during the depths of the Great Depression.
Someone must save our nation from this road to European Socialism. Do you think it should be Gov. Palin?
If so, can you send your best, one-time gift to SarahPAC today to help her elect more common-sense conservatives - and show her that we support her if she decides to run?
Note to the SarahPAC email writer: When you underline these things, it doesn't make it sound less like a shakedown.