I’m sorry…. I am somewhat dyslexic, and I got the title of this post all screwed up.
What I meant to say was, Michael Steele, Getting HARD – COURTESY OF the RNC.
The Rushpublscums can sure pick “leaders,” can’t they? First Caribou Barbie used their credit cards so often that they melted down in the card readers at Sak’s Fifth Avenue, and now we find out Steele is stuffing RNC-supplied bank notes into the panties of dancing girls at one of those decadent, librul Hollywood clubs. That is, when he’s not flitting here and there on a RNC chartered private jet so he can give one of those $25000.00 speeches he augments his income with.
I’d say this one will do him in. Jay Bookman of the AJC also thinks this one might be “it.”
I wonder whether this will finally be enough to force the Republicans to dump their embarrassment of a party chairman.
The Daily Caller writes about Michael Steele’s free-wheeling ways with party money, focusing on his use of private jets to ferry him about the country and his rather hefty hotel bills.
“According to federal disclosure records, the RNC spent $17,514 on private aircraft in the month of February alone (as well as $12,691 on limousines during the same period). There are no readily identifiable private plane expenses for Democratic National Committee chairman Tim Kaine in the DNC’s last three months of filings.
The RNC explains that Steele charters jets only when commercial service is unavailable, or when his tight schedule requires it. “Anytime the chairman has taken any private travel has been a either to a route that doesn’t exist or because of connections and multiple travel to where he just wasn’t able to do so,” Heye said. Yet Steele’s office repeatedly refused to explain in specific terms the circumstances of the February charter flights.
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.”
An RNC chairman blowing two grand at a bondage-themed Hollywood nightspot featuring topless lesbian acts? In journalism, putting that sentence so far down in your story is called burying your lede. Sure, it’s only two thousand dollars, but it’s the kind of expenditure that can crystallize the discontent felt by many top Republicans about Steele.
It’ll be interesting to see how this plays out. Personally, I’m surprised Steele has managed to survive as long as he has.
Here’s how a review from Clubplanet.com describes the place:
“In Los Angeles, it takes a lot to shock and awe. When you walk into Voyeur on Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood, you might not be completely shocked at the almost naked women writhing on each other but you will undoubtedly be in awe.
Voyeur is an intimate space, provocative and sexy, sophisticated and interesting. Inspired by Eyes Wide Shut and London lounge, Annabelle’s of London, Voyeur transports you to a world of risqué sexuality and eroticism. In fact, even if you tried to escape looking at the naked women all around you, you would ultimately fail. But then again, why would you even try?
Of course the guests are sexy, but the walls are also lined with black and white pictures of beautiful naked girls from decades past while temptresses wearing nothing more than pasties and a black thong “stretch” on tables or in large glass boxes. Yes, the women don’t strip or show off their outdone go-go girl dance moves. Instead, they hold onto ropes on the walls and literally stretch, like yoga class but much sexier (and probably more naked).”
It’s been a heckuva ride for the token of the Rushpubliscum Party, who has done a heckuva job. I have to be honest-I’m going to miss him. He was the only Rushpubliscum left that still makes me smile. The consternation he causes his rich white owners has been a source of much entertainment for me.
Too bad FOX “News” will never hire him. I hope he stashed that money he was pocketing with his speeches away, so he has something to live on later.