So while cruising the old interwebs recently I ran across an exciting new political website. I refer, of course, to SarahPAC, the political action committee of Sarah Palin. Yes, that Sarah Palin. Feel free to flinch. In any case, it more or less looks like the typical PAC page except for one little thing. Now, in order to see what I mean, first look at this screenshot from SarahPAC:
See, that boxed in section reads:
Please note: There are many websites claiming to support Sarah Palin. SarahPAC.com is the ONLY political action committee authorized by Sarah Palin. [emphasis added]
Yeah, I hate those poser SarahPAC websites! I just want the real deal! Anyway, whatever humor can be wrung from this sentence is not my point. My point comes from scrolling further down the page, as captured in this second screenshot:
Now, the first box I inserted just reaffirms the above:
The Official Sarah Palin PAC
But the second… oh, the second is what makes my entire day:
Not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee
Okay, so, let’s sum up: SarahPAC is the “Official Sarah Palin PAC” and is the only political action committee “…authorized by Sarah Palin.” Yet, at the same time, it is “Not authorized by any candidate.” Seriously? We can do that? We can create “official” PACs oriented feeding our egos and eventual campaigns while simultaneously disavowing any responsibility? I think there is obvious potential here!
In light of these developments, I would like to announce that a group of concerned citizens has decided to start DrekPAC, the only official political action committee authorized by Drek the Uninteresting!* Check out this super awesome mockup they’ve already produced:
We accept cash, check, credit card, precious metals, and research grants. Operators are standing by!
* Not authorized by any blogger or blogger's committee.