Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Genius Idea Generates Serious Cash

We all owe a great big thank you to Patt Morrison of the Los Angeles Times – the creator of the “Mother of All Ironic Donations” – the Sarah Palin Planned Parenthood (PP) scheme that has generated over 31,000 donations for PP totaling $802,678 to date.

Turns out this isn’t the first time this genius plan has generated serious cash. In January 2001, soon after President Bush was sworn into office, Morrison asked readers in her LA Times to send Georgie a President’s Day gift – of course a donation to PP in his honor.

Bush, who has gone to great lengths to erode a woman’s right to choose in the last 8 years, became one of Planned Parenthood’s biggest money-generators of all time (over one million dollars) and now Sarah Palin, our country’s next worst threat to reproductive rights, will follow suit. The irony is just too good! And what’s more is that people who never before cared to open their wallets for a good cause are shelling out some much needed cash. In fact, two-thirds of the donors who submitted funds in Sarah Palin’s honor were first time contributors. How about that!

So keep the money – and thank you cards – rolling in! And while you’re at it, why not send some funds over to the candidate who will protect your right to choose.