There’s a story at the Daily Caller which focuses on GOP Chairman Michael Steele once mentioning the possibility of using party funds to buy a private jet for his travel.
Read on in the story though and you’ll find a real gem about Steele’s travel expenses:
Once on the ground, FEC filings suggest, Steele travels in style. A February RNC trip to California, for example, included a $9,099 stop at the Beverly Hills Hotel, $6,596 dropped at the nearby Four Seasons, and $1,620.71 spent [update: the amount is actually $1,946.25] at Voyeur West Hollywood, a bondage-themed nightclub featuring topless women dancers imitating lesbian sex.
RNC trips to other cities produced bills from a long list of chic and costly hotels such as the Venetian and the M Resort in Las Vegas, and the W (for a total of $19,443) in Washington. A midwinter trip to Hawaii cost the RNC $43,828, not including airfare.
If GOP donors question these kinds of ridiculous expenses, Steele can claim that $2,000 for women imitating lesbian sex is fiscally responsible, because the party could have paid $4,000 to see women actually having lesbian sex. We Republicans know where to draw the fiscal responsibility line!
By the way, is it safe to assume that Steele visited Voyeur West Hollywood with the Minority Whip in tow? Nobody at the GOP front office could be reached for comment, possibly because they haven’t taken out the ball-gags yet. (incidentally, the GOP is denying Steele was at the bondage club)
No wonder the Republicans have had trouble winning elections in the past few years — if they’d put some of that bondage club dues and trip to Hawaii cash into somebody’s political campaign they might get somewhere.
And if Democrats question or mock Steele’s spending, as Treacher points out, that means they’re racist.