Monday, June 19, 2017
Honest to Goodness, Indiana Now Pence's Fast Cash ATM Button?
That's right, Pence did a quick run home to raise some money for his own PAC at a max $5,000-a-person fundraiser at the Mariott downtown Friday. As has been well pointed out by both Lawrence O'Donnell and Rachel Maddow, it's highly unusual for a VEEP to have his own PAC when he is not running for anything.
Of course the other news is that Pence has lawyered-up to represent him in the many messes the Trump Administration has made so far. Again, as the Vice President, Pence cannot use government funds to pay for his personal lawyer. So, as Lawrence O'Donnell and Rachel Maddow have pointed out, he had to create this PAC in part to pay for one, his attorney and two, a possible run at the top of the ticket in 2020.
When he needed a quick hit on the ATM, Pence returned home to Indiana to get that quick cash. Congratulations, Hoosiers, we're now the "fast cash" button on Pence's ATM settings.
Actually, when I heard $5K was the top of the line, I was sort of shocked. He's kind of low balling it. Eric Holcomb will be part of a 10K a plate dinner at Forrest Lucas's abode on June 27. For that $10K, you get to sit down for likely a piece of dry chicken and some sort of asparagus or something (hopefully they go for steak) at a roundtable dinner with Holcomb. The Star report is here.
Maybe Lucas tried to organize something for Pence, but Karen Pence couldn't attend and there would be other ladies present? I don't know.
Anyway, I'm sure Pence took some cash back with him.
By the way, our friends over at Indy Republican also took a good look at the issue.
The Wall Street Journal reports that Pence will not use PAC funds to pay legal fees.