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Tom of Temecula

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Wed Dec 6, 2023, 11:02 AM Dec 2023

Arkansas blogger mocks Sarah Sanders over $50,000 GOP fundraiser: 'The equivalent of 2.63 lecterns'

One of the Republicans who Democrats have attacked as a big spender is Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders. The former Trump White House press secretary has drawn plenty of criticism over a $19,000 lectern — which Arkansas Times blogger Matt Campbell references in a mocking, brutally sarcastic column on a Republican Governors Association (RGA) event featuring Sanders and her husband, Arkansas First Gentleman Bryan Sanders.

"If you're still Christmas shopping, or if you want to do a whole 12 Days of Christmas theme with your decorations next year and need a variety of stuffed birds to pull it off, boy, do I have some great news," Campbell writes in his December 5 column. "For $50,000, you can get two tickets to go blast some buffleheads with Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders and hobby-collecting First Gentleman Bryan Sanders, courtesy of the Republican Governors Association!"

"To be fair," Campbell says in his humorous but biting column, "your $50,000 gets you more than just a few hours of putting #2 shot into canvasbacks. You also get one year on the RGA board, which comes with three tickets to a quarterly discussion series in Washington, D.C., three tickets to the annual RGA conference in Las Vegas, three tickets to the RGA winter meeting in D.C. in February, two tickets to the senior staff retreat in California in September, and one ticket to one chiefs-of-staff regional event."

The blogger adds, "So, if you're into those kinds of things, the tickets might help soften the blow of spending the equivalent of 2.63 lecterns from Beckett Events on a hunting trip. Because money can get tight around the holiday season, the RGA has a less expensive option for those trying to save a little cash. For $25,000, you get one ticket to shoot ducks with the governor and one year's membership on the RGA council."


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