Nicko from the Sunlight Foundation sez,
J'Accuse...! Sunlight's PAC Name Generator Inspires Real PACs
A year ago, you may remember that the Sunlight Foundation launched the PAC Name Generator. It was a light-hearted project to shed light on how political organizations cower behind a circus of patriotic gobbledygook. Turns out some folks took it rather seriously and have used it to create real committees!
As some anniversary fun, the Sunlight Foundation decided to see how many real PACs matched up with all the possible names from the generator. At first this seemed a rather silly exercise because the generator included some rather unlikely results such as "Honest Workers for Snow Days," "Taxpayers for Twirling Towards Freedom" and the perfectly concise "Just Another Really Really Well Funded Grassroots Organization for Short, Pithy and Informative Names for Political Action Committees."
Yet, to everyone's surprise, there were dozens of matches. In fact, based on filing at the FEC, many of these all-American groups were created after we launched after the release of PAC Name Generator!
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