Hey – I’m as fond of lesbian bondage as the next drooling pervert with her hand in her pants, but I don’t know about spending damn near $2,000 to see it up close as personal. Unless, of course, it’s somebody else’s money:
Allison Meyers, the director of the Young Eagles, a Republican program aimed at wooing donors under 45 years old to the GOP cause, was fired as a result of the strip-club scandal that has embroiled the party this week, according to media reports. The Republican National Committee reimbursed about $2,000 in expenses rung up by the Young Eagles at a Hollywood nightclub featuring topless dancers and bondage outfits. Ms. Meyers allegedly approved the expense.
The conservative website “The Daily Caller” first reported that the RNC’s February financial disclosure statement included a $1,946 reimbursement to a California consultant for “meals” at the risqué nightclub. The financial report also disclosed the party had spent $17,514 for private jets, $12,691 on limousines, and $19,016 at the posh W Hotel in Washington. — Christian Science Monitor
Besides, it was donors’ money. Anybody with a grain of sophistication understands that a “donating” to a political organizations is nothing more than paying a bribe to a pack of prostitutes. When they actually believe consistent with that understanding, where’s the beef? It’s like getting a dog and beating it for barking – that’s what they do.
The experts figure this will hurt the ‘Pubs efforts to recruit Tea Partiers:
“Tea party groups have intentionally kept their distance from establishment Republicans,” [Reid] Wilson, [of the blog Hotline on Call] says. “The revulsion with Washington that tea party followers feel is aimed at Republicans as well as Democrats, and people – including Tea Party activists – are only going to be more angry with the GOP because of this frivolous spending.”
Professor [Larry] Sabato agrees. “For the tea party voters, this just confirms their view that both parties are corrupt and on the wrong track. Since about 9 out of 10 tea party voters normally lean Republican, this obviously hurts the GOP more.”
If that’s true, the Tea Party crowd is a herd of asshats. (Okay – they’re a herd of asshats even if that isn’t true, too, but play the game a moment longer.) They’re denying the obvious: that those who are drawn to politics are the foul and the flawed, drunk on the scent of power, corruption incarnate. They see nothing wrong with doing whatever they please with their ill-gotten gains, and innocent naïf’s put off by their amoral actions deserve the heartbreak and letdown they’ll get every time.
Not me! I find this very affirming. I wonder if there any Young Eagle recruiters in my neighborhood.