The awkward moment Sarah Palin raised $25,000 for Hillary Clinton's election campaign

During a speech at the Iowa Freedom Summit, she whipped out a Ready for Hillary PAC magnet. And the rest was fundraising history

Jenn Selby@JennSelby
Thursday 29 January 2015 16:53

Sarah Palin is so right wing, she thinks FOX News is left of centre.

So she probably wasn’t expecting to be the catalyst of a $25,000 election campaign boost for her Democrat opponent Hillary Clinton. How? By not choosing her props carefully enough.

During a speech at the Iowa Freedom Summit last week, she whipped out a Ready for Hillary PAC magnet.

“I’m ready for Hillary, are you? Are you coming?” she told her largely Republican audience.

“Hey Iowa, can anyone stop Hillary? To borrow a phrase, ‘Yes we can!’ And it starts here and it starts now.”

Luckily for the Ready for Hillary campaign, they were. And tweeted an image of the event along with a link to a fundraising email, asking donors to give $20.16 to own a car magnet just like Palin’s:

The campaign’s HQ have since confirmed the following: “Sarah Palin inadvertently gave herself a new title — Co-Chair of Ready for Hillary’s National Finance Council!

“Yesterday, we sent an email to our supporters telling you how Sarah Palin held up a Ready for Hillary car magnet during a recent speech.

“Here’s the kicker — by raising $25,000, Sarah officially qualifies as a Co-Chair of our National Finance Council.

“(We will wait until Sarah calls before officially adding her name to the list.)”

Palin is so far yet to respond.

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