The New RNC: Steele Chafes at Spending Restraints, While Seeking Tighter Bonds With Topless Voters
In a fairly anodyne post of the “some people are starting to wonder” variety,
Tucker Carlson Jonathan Strong at Tucker Carlson’s Daily Caller site reports on big-donor grumblings about RNC Chairman Michael Steele’s apparent knack for burning through Committee cash reserves.
Raw Story, on the other hand, goes straight for the naughty bits:
The report cites figures from a new Federal Election Commission filing. According to the records, Steele dropped $1,946.25 at topless bar Voyeur West Hollywood, which the article notes is a “bondage-themed nightclub featuring topless women dancers imitating lesbian sex.”
“Tolerance training” or “voter outreach”? Neither excuse is likely to fly with disenchanted GOPers who never quite grokked Steele’s “hepcat” inclusivity sell, and can’t steer him to the exit door fast enough.
NOTE: Raw Story’s post includes a lurid description of the goings-on at Voyeur West, for the anthropologically inclined.
UPDATE: I’ve corrected the authorship citation above. It’s Carlson’s site, but Jonathan Strong was the actual writer.
Also, the RNC says Steele wasn’t involved, and they’ve asked the RNC member who expensed the Voyeur West outing to return the money…so everything’s OK now. Just one of those wacky misunderstandings.
LATER UPDATE: And comes now Tucker himself, to defend the Daily Caller‘s original story.
...and the culprit is identified as Erik Brown, a direct marketing consultant working for the CA Gubernatorial campaign of Steve Poizner.
...and the money will be returned. Case closed. Move along, citizen.