Surprisingly, this is a breath of fresh air. Imagine fresh air coming from Tucker Carlson’s direction? The cultural weather vane must be badly broken indeed. The Daily Beast is reporting that Tucker Carlson’s lawyer, Harmeet Dhillon, sent a cease and desist letter to the Draft Tucker PAC to stop soliciting donations in Tucker’s name because he has no intention whatsoever of running for president.

“It has come to Mr. Carlson’s attention that you are soliciting contributions and donor contact information from the public by representing that the funds will be used to draft Mr. Tucker to run for President in 2024,” the right-wing lawyer, who recently ran for RNC chair, wrote. “Mr. Carlson will not run for President in 2024 under any circumstances, and therefore your misrepresentations are damaging to Mr. Carlson and defrauding his supporters.”

“If you do not immediately cease and desist your efforts to solicit money to ‘draft’ Mr. Carlson, we will use every legal means at our disposal to vindicate his rights and protect his supporters from these misrepresentations,” the letter continued.

Dhillon then accused the PAC of raising funds without Carlson’s approval.

“You are using Mr. Carlson’s name and image for the value associated with it, trading on his good name to raise money for an organization Mr. Carlson does not support and for a goal he expressly and unreservedly stated he will never pursue,” she wrote on Carlson’s behalf. “You appear to be using Mr. Carlson’s name, image, and likeness for your own benefit, including by raising money using Mr. Carlson’s name that you are using to pay yourselves and collecting a valuable list of donor’s contact information that you can then sell or lease for more profit.”

The PAC has deleted its Twitter account as of Monday night. That’s an impressive development. And the lawyer is right, these people are grifting for themselves and collecting email and mailing lists that they will then turn around and sell, no question about that.

There’s an old saying, “it’s an ill wind indeed that blows no good.” In this case Tucker Carlson did something good here. He shut down this group of grifters who were using his name. Kudos.

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  1. I have to admit I had one of those laugh & snort at the same time experiences (uncomfortable to say the least) over the part about Carlson’s “good name.”

  2. Well, no “self-respecting” grifter (you see the reason for the quote marks, I trust) would ever want to be made part of a grift in which he has no opportunity to rake in the money himself. If the PAC had been set up with Carlson’s full approval (and probably a guarantee of at least 10% off the top), he’d have probably sent in new head shots for the sche–, I mean, scam. He might have even “personally” autographed sets for dono–, I mean, suckers who contributed a certain level.


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