Republican Mitt Romney is laying the groundwork for a possible White House campaign in 2012, hiring a team of staff members and consultants with money from a fund-raising committee he established with the ostensible purpose of supporting other GOP candidates.
The former Massachusetts governor has raised $2.1 million for his Free and Strong America political action committee. But only 12 percent of the money has been spent distributing checks to Romney's fellow Republicans around the country.
Free and Strong America is the stupidest name for a PAC ever. "Free" is dog-whistle politic-speak for "no Mexicans, and also the UN is gay," and "strong" is dog-whistle for "no gays." This blog's PAC name when we run for public office will be "Turd in a Punchbowl," which is dog-whistle for "we will legalize weed." It will be the greatest PAC in the world, second only to this one.