The Palin campaign is criticizing Knowles on his latest campaign disclosure report this week, asking why Knowles spent more than $336,000 on “media services” with an East Coast company rather than keeping the money in state.
“Not only is the message coming from D.C., OK, the message being crafted for Alaska, but the money’s going to D.C.,” said Palin spokesman Curtis Smith.
Knowles campaign manager, Leslie Ridle, said the question of who makes the campaign’s commercials is a non-issue.
“People don’t make their decision on the future of Alaska based on who our ad company is,” she said.
What exactly does the company do for the campaign? Ridle said they help film the ads and place them on TV stations. “They technically do the creation of the ad, but with 100 percent input from the candidate.”
The firm is called Squier Knapp Dunn. It’s Web site says it worked for the last three Democratic presidential candidates.
One more blog item coming tonight. I'm feeling guilty about missing the health care debate right now.