WASHINGTON (CNN) - Congressional Democrats and Republicans disagree on just about everything - except for Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's fundraising potential.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee asked supporters Tuesday to make a donation to help stop the former vice presidential candidate and her fellow Republicans from blocking President Obama's policy goals.
"The Republicans have called on none other than Sarah Palin to headline their big fat-cat fundraising dinner," James Carville, a Democratic strategist, wrote in a Tuesday e-mail. "You know they're going to use every last dime they raise to try to slam the brakes on President Obama's change agenda."
Carville, a CNN contributor, is referring to the announcement by congressional Republicans that Palin would be headlining a major fundraising dinner in June. But it is not clear if Palin will attend the fundraiser, let alone headline it. A Palin spokesman said the governor did not know about the event, and it appears there was some confusion between her staff in Alaska and political aides in Washington.
While Palin has yet to make a decision on the dinner, an organizer of the fundraiser said that they are still "moving forward as planned."
What's clear is that Republican and Democratic political strategists believe that Palin can be an effective tool to raise money.