I despise Avlon and love Palin, but he is partially correct. I noted this on FR in 2011 when I saw what a piss poor percentage of SarahPAC donations actually went to candidates. A pox on all their houses. I give only to candidates directly.
That's how it's supposed to work. People who give money to third parties, trusting them to distribute the money, are lazy fools. But, as was mentioned many times in this thread, the most value is in the endorsement, not the money.