Too Much to Fit in a Suitcase, Huh?

What’s Wrong with this Picture: $271.43 per Vote


Senator Mark Begich raised and spent some $9.8 million. Dan “the Carpetbagger” Sullivan raised and spent $6.7 million. Outside PACs, SuperPACs and “dark money” §501(c)(4) organizations spent $6.9 million supporting Begich, $13.8 million opposing Begich, $3.7 million supporting the Carpetbagger and $16.1 million opposing the Carpetbagger. That’s a total of – huh, the total melted…

Julie Fate Sullivan and Dan Sullivan - AP Photo

Deconstructing Candidate Sullivan


WC received an unsolicited campaign contribution solicitation from U.S. Senate Candidate Dan Sullivan recently. It enclosed the same kind of campaign flyer that got Joe Miller into so much trouble back in 2012. His list of “Getting Big Things Done for Alaska” doesn’t have a lot of “big things” on it and overstates Sullivan’s role…

Cliff Edwards, voicing Jiminy Cricket, sings "When You Wish Upon a Star," from Walt Disney's Pinochio

WC’s Wishes for 2014


Wonkette said recently, “The internet’s no good at solving stuff like world hunger, but it’s excellent at shitstorms.” There’s more truth in that than WC would like. But despite the wretched outcome of his wishes for 2010, wishes for 2011,  wishes for 2012 and most recently his wishes for 2013, WC will once again set out his wishes for 2014. While…