It looks like Sarah Palin has picked up a new member to add to her “stable” of Pink Elephants and Momma Grizzlies endorsees: Pam Bondi (R) candidate for Florida Attorney General. That should bode well for Bondi shouldn’t it? That Sarah Palin stamp of approval? Maybe not.
The Palin endorsement record of late should have candidates running away from Palin, but apparently Bondi didn’t get the memo. She proudly gave herself a shout out for scoring Palin’s endorsement yesterday on her website and in notes on her Facebook page. (Hm, where did she get that idea?) If Bondi is like Sarah’s other recent endorsed candidates, she may well kiss her hopes for being the next Attorney General goodbye.
One can certainly see why Palin would endorse Bondi though. She has many similarities to Palin. A look at Bondi’s webpage shows she’s short on issues, aside from the fact that she likes guns, wants immigration laws similar to Arizona, and wants to end health care reforms for Floridians. She’s also been a commentator for FOX-GOP-TV. And speaking of FOX-GOP-TV, she recently campaigned at one of Sean Hannity’s “Freedom Concerts” which claims it donates, or rather “aids greatly” to scholarships for the children of our troops. The group faces scrutiny for its claims, something a candidate for Attorney General might take into consideration when appearing with them, but that doesn’t look too important to her, nor her GOP colleagues. Sure, whatever. And what good GOP candidate doesn’t get out there and wrap themselves in the flag for political purposes when it’s to their benefit? Another favorite tactic of Palin’s.
Pam Bondi goes even further than Palin when it comes to her lack of political smarts: she’s not big on voting herself. That’s right, she didn’t bother to vote in the last Presidential election. (Did anyone tell Sarah?)
Bondi only met Sarah this past May, but then how well do you really need to know someone when campaign cash is involved, am I right? And it’s a good thing she’s getting those contributions now, because Sarah’s value as a speaker is quickly falling. Palin is coming back to Florida next week for a speaking engagement at an anti-abortion event called “An Evening Of Hope” hosted by Heroic Media, the anti-abortion media group sponsor, for the benefit of Republican Party Of Florida head John Thrasher who apparently doesn’t have enough anti-abortion cred and needs the boost from Palin. Sadly, that may not be enough anymore, because Palin has been “marked down.”
It seems not enough people are interested in catching Palin and crew this time around. So few that the venue had to be moved to a smaller location. From 3,000 seats to 609. As it is, tickets are going from $50 to $100, but people aren’t buying. There’s no mention how much Heroic Media had to shell out for the Pain speaking fee, but if it’s the usual going rate, they will lose a lot of money. Bummer.
Pam Bondi may be pleased with herself now that she’s the newest member of Sarah Palin’s “pink elephants” club, but the odds are more in favor that her win as the Republican candidate for Attorney General will be wishful thinking. Or like those pink elephants, a mere hallucination.