Need a Monday morning study break? Try out the Political Action Committee (PAC) Name Generator, created by the Sunlight Foundation (which helps fund CJR’s reporting on transparency), in order to “have some fun,” in Sunlight’s words, with the explosion of PACS this year with “vacuous names that simply serve as filing fodder” (recall the Concerned Taxpayers of America — all two of them). From Sunlight:
As we trolled through the spending records from the midterm elections we were shocked at how many people seem to $peak out in favor of common sense, families and the future! Political Action Committees often have bizarre names, but as more and more groups pop up to shield the identity of the donors, the names seem to get even more off topic.
Give it a try. See how “off topic” you can get.
Liz Cox Barrett is a freelance writer and graphic designer in Kalispell, Montana. She worked as a newspaper journalist in Denver and Kalispell for 20 years.