Tuesday, September 23, 2008

PAC woman

More cleverness from Hillary Clinton. She's the "Honorary Chair" of HillPac.com, a Political Action Committee "Not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee".

That gives her the freedom to control her own exposure and message, to prove her support for Barack Obama/Joe Biden and to pile up a mess of markers from candidates she helps in the swing states. You never know what's going to happen in four or eight years. Contributors will be in "her" database, not anyone else's.

That's my cynical take, anyway. My first impression, that some of the money might go to paying off her primary debts, appears to be wrong; apparently only $5,000 can directly go to any candidate.

According to the website "We are going to be focusing on key battleground states including New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Ohio, Virginia, Nevada and more to help Democrats this fall." That can only be helpful to Obama, and the expenses won't be on his dime. It won't hurt Clinton's standing as a power broker in the party either.

Hey, tell them Hillary sent you.

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