"But, Palin isn't actually running for Federal office, hasn't announced she is running for Federal office, and obviously isn't running for Governor of Alaska. Furthermore, SarahPAC is not about raising cash for a federal run."And Teach didn't even mention several other things:
1. SarahPAC wasn't up and running until the end of January, so its totals came in five months, not six, as did those of Romney and Hutchison.
2. The governor's PAC took in no money for an additional month and a half as donors were encouraged to contribute to her legal defense fund instead of her PAC. So we're actually talking about three and a half months compared to six.
3. Romney and Hutchison were fundraising full time during the period, while Gov. Palin was mostly up in Alaska dealing with bogus, politically-motivated ethics complaints.
4. As Meghan Stapleton told Politico, "Just to put it in perspective, we did it with one event and one e-mail from the governor back in February."
Teach gives Silver credit, however, for admitting that SarahPAC took in a higher percentage of her total in small donations than any of the 2008 presidential candidates except Ron Paul.