by Max Brantley
We told you earlier, and in this week' Insider, about Gov. Mike Huckabee's $500-per-plate (they have plenty, thank you) fund-raiser Dec. 16. It's nominally for his Hope for America PAC. It's really to pay for presidential exploratory stuff without going through the niceties of forming a presidential exploratory committee. Huck's never been much of a stickler for rules.
Anyway, there is a chance for po' folks to attend. The Huckabee kids are throwing an after-party, featuring pop's band, for only $50 per head. Hang on, Sloopy. They could go until the midnight hour.
The Republican Party is flogging the event, even though they won't be receiving a dime. Thanks for all the good work Huckabee did for the party in the recent election, I guess. Full invite on the jump.
PS -- Be sure to bring extra cash to buy the governor's new book.
REPUBLICAN PARTY NEWS RELEASE
"A Decade of Progress"
Please join Governor Mike Huckabee and First Lady Janet Huckabee
for the Governor's Final Christmas Gala
When: December 16, 2006
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Where: Statehouse Convention Center(Wally Allen Ballroom A)- Little Rock, AR
Individual Tickets for Gala (includes access to after party): $500 per person
Late Night Party Hosted by the Huckabee Children
Featuring Gov. Huckabee & his band Capitol Offense following Gala
Individual Tickets for after party access only: $50
"From Hope to Higher Ground"
Book signing prior to Gala Dinner 6:30pm - 7:00pm
(lobby of Wally Allen Ballroom A)
Attendees to the Gala will also be the first in the nation to have an opportunity to purchase
Governor Huckabee's newest book, "From Hope to Higher Ground", which outlines both
a message and vision for restoring America's greatness here at home and around the globe.
The book is not being released until after the first of the year, but special arrangements have
been made with the publisher to make it available to this event in advance.
To purchase tickets please contact Jane Rogers at 1-888-HAPAC- 08
or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hope for America website: www.HopeforAmericaPAC.org
Hope for America PAC (HAPAC) can accept unlimited contributions
from corporations, partnerships and individuals.
Checks and Credit Cards accepted. Please make checks payable to: HAPAC
Note from the Governor...
As we enter into the final days of my Administration, we have been reflecting upon the many things that we were able to accomplish over the past ten years. We have improved the health of our children and citizens with ARKids First and Healthy Arkansas, enhanced the highways, beautified state parks, raised the standards of our education system, advanced state services with technology, lowered taxes for all Arkansans, and grown our economic base with news jobs while moving thousands of people from welfare to work. We have a lot to be proud of and I want you to know that none of this would have been possible without you and your support.
Some may think this is the end, but I believe that this is only the beginning. As we write this final chapter of this part of our lives, it is time to start the next one with Hope. Please join us to celebrate the past and look forward to the future. We want this to be the best Gala ever so it is very important to us that you are a part of it. The money we raise will be the seed money I need to travel to critical 2008 states and test my message for the direction our country needs to take.
Thank you for your continued support and prayers,