Sarah Palin’s super PAC released a web video earlier this week, drawing heavily from her speech at CPAC during which she took jabs at “the big consultants, the big money men, and the big bad media.” But over at The Daily Beast, columnist John Avlon points to SarahPAC’s spending record during the last election cycle, which saw the former GOP vice presidential nominee’s group shower consultants with millions.
“Seen through the lens of the invaluable Center for Responsive Politics, PalinPAC spent $5.1 million in the last election cycle (more than it raised in that time period, raising some questions about Palin’s claims of fiscal responsibility),” Avlon wrote. “But the real news comes when you look at how donors’ money was actually doled out: just $298,500 to candidates. The bulk of the rest of it, more than $4.8 million, went to—you guessed it—consultants.”
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