- That was fast April 17
Nowadays, it seems like there's a political action committee for everything. There's a PAC for legalizing marijuana, a super PAC for John Bolton's non-existent presidential campaign, and, until Thursday, there was a PAC with the questionable name "Boats 'N Hoes."
Don't let the moniker fool you, though. The group had nothing to do with the nouns in its name, but was rather an organization founded by a GOP consultant to aid the local party, as the Texas Tribune notes.
Founder Shaun Nowacki filed paperwork April 1 with the Texas Ethics Commission to create the group, which took its name from the comedy Step Brothers. (It's a reference to a music video shot by Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly's fictional entertainment business.) Yet somehow Nowacki didn't anticipate the predictable backlash that erupted Wednesday over the offensive name, which prompted him to pull the plug on the group after a mere two-week existence.
Really, shouldn't he have seen that coming? --Jon Terbush
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