Saturday, August 2, 2014
Michelle Nunn's Original Campaign Memo Winds Up Online
Guys, what, what, what, are we doing? Why did this wind up online? Check and double check that you have the correct email addresses when sending emails!! (That's what I'm assuming happened. If this was on purpose then...I can't even. No one cares about your level of access. Shut up.)
The memo itself isn't particularly earth shattering. It shares insights like, "a Democrat needs minority votes to win in Georgia" and "Jews have money." It also predicts that she will be seen as a carpet bagger since she grew up outside the state and spent her residence in Georgia in an affluent Atlanta suburb while most of the state is rural. My favorite part is that this model (even within the memo) is marked as "Confidential and Proprietary"
The real revelation (and in my opinion kind of a buried lede) is that the foundation that Nunn runs could be construed as kind of a shit show. According the National Review (I know)"The document also makes reference to a 2010 audit that concluded Points of Light’s accounting system was 'not adequate to account for federal funds.'"Points of Light also gave a $33,000 grant to Islamic Relief USA, which has uncomfortably close ties to Hamas. No wonder her policy on Israel was listed as "TBD."
To her credit, Nunn had a pretty good line on the flap at a recent campaign stop. “I always thought I wanted to run an open and transparent campaign but this has gone beyond what I anticipated or intended.”