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According to this comment at the Confluence

fif, on July 3rd, 2008 at 9:03 pm Said:

I was just listening to Darragh Murphy on PUMA radio too, and heard something new that maybe has been discussed on the blog today: Donna Brazille has been sending out thousands of emails telling Dems that PUMAS are Republican plants and not to support us?!!!!

and I found the letter
There’s a lot of speculation, but no quotes.
And then there’s the PUMAs, an acronym from the name of http://blog.pumapac.org a PAC that formed after Clinton quit to supposedly stand up against the meanie sexist Democratic infrastructure. http://images.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/fecimg/?_28039743180+0 It didn’t take much work for me to discover who started this PAC:

http://www.opensecrets.org/indivs/search.php?name=murphy&state=MA&zip=01741&employ=&cand=&all=Y&sort=N&capcode=8ppq4&submit=Submit> With her name and her zip code, all it took was a quick jaunt to Open Secrets to find out her campaign donation history:
(links via amanda marcotte blog come all messed up – but she refers to Murphy’s donation to McCain

That’s the only donation listed. So, not much of a Clinton fan but appears to be big on McCain.
I want to draw your attention to the first one, which implies that the PAC was formed to support Clinton during the primary run. But if you look at the date on the PAC form, the PAC was registered on 6/3/08. Clinton officially dropped out on 6/7/08, but for days before, it was basically known she was out.
I would like to argue that this PAC was not formed to support Clinton, but to support the media narrative about hysterical feminists, and to help the McCain campaign with goals #1 and #2.
I bet similar digging would show that a lot of PUMAs aren’t exactly what they’re claiming to be.
Update: <http://www.rumproast.com/index.php/site/comments/puma_pacs_founder_darragh_murphy_proudly_presents_party_unity_my_ass_redux/&gt; Looks like I’m not the first person to do a little simple fact-checking.

Here’s How PUMA got started, Donna

We are talking Karl Rove’s blueberry buddy Donna?

The one who said

”The Republicans are in charge,” she said. ”I don’t want African-Americans to wait four years or eight years for the Democrats to get back in the game before we make progress.’

That Donna?

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