Remember when “common sense conservative” Sarah Palin went to Georgia to campaign for Karen Handel in her runoff with Nathan Deal? You better believe the Handel campaign does because they are still literally paying for Palin’s visit. Palin’s demand of a $92,000 private jet and a $13,000 hotel room left the campaign $83,000 in debt.
According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, “Handel’s campaign paid an Ohio jet charter service nearly $92,000 and her latest campaign finance report shows it was for the Palin event. Handel also paid an additional $13,000 in expenses to the InterContinental Hotel in Buckhead for the event. Handel’s quarterly report shows her campaign committee to be $28,000 in debt, with another $55,000 in outstanding expenses.”
Here is the important thing. Handel lost. Sarah Palin bilked the Handel campaign out of over $100,000 and left them defeated and in debt. In a race that Handel lost by only 2,579 votes, do you think the campaign is second guessing their decision to spend six figures on a jet and hotel rooms for Sarah Palin? That money could have been used to aid the get out the vote effort on Election Day instead of meeting Sarah Palin’s need to be treated like an A-lister?
The big question is why didn’t SarahPAC pay for this? Why did Palin force the Handel campaign to foot the bill? She was campaigning for a Republican candidate, which is exactly the kind of expense that a PAC can legally pay for. The answer is that Palin didn’t want to pay the bill because then she could not get the first class treatment that she feels entitled to. She did not want private jet and expensive hotel to be on SarahPAC’s disclosure report, so like any good crook, she ENRONed it up, and moved her elitist tastes off her books.
The issue isn’t that Palin used a jet, or stayed in a nice hotel. It is the fact that this so called “common sense conservative” didn’t think twice about running up a huge bill so that she could live the high life. The $100,000 spent to pamper Palin did nothing to help Handel. In fact, it might have cost her the runoff. If Palin cared about helping Handel win, she would have never billed her personal expenses to the campaign. You better believe that Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee aren’t charging a hundred grand to Republican candidates for air fair and hotels. It is a safe bet that Palin’s greed and her lack of results did not go unnoticed in Republican campaign headquarters around the country.
It is obvious to all except the most die hard of her Kool-Aid drinkers that Sarah from Wasilla has gone Hollywood. How much time do you think she spends on her private jet, or in her five star hotel rooms thinking about the unemployed, and all of her fellow Americans who are struggling in this economy? Palin is no longer a real or regular American. She is a millionaire elitist who is out of touch with all the “Joe and Jane Six Packs.” She is a fraud and a parasite that is bleeding campaigns and her supporters dry to maintain her diva lifestyle, but as more of these stories reach the light of day, the myth of Sarah Palin will continue to crumble at her feet.