The Daily Caller reports that RNC Chairman Michael Steele… well… just see for yourself:
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.
I would like to nominate myself to serve as the next chairman of the RNC, a position which might be available sooner than expected.
All this comes via Jules Crittenden, who adds:
Does the Christian right wants him out? Or is this whole thing a putup, a cheap cynical bid for independents. You know, the big untapped independent bondage/lesbian-themed strip club American voters now up for grabs.
If any research is needed in how to best pursue these voters, again, I volunteer for the job.