“RNC: Risque National Committee”

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The Republican National Committee spent “$17,514 on private aircraft in the month of February alone (as well as $12,691 on limousines during the same period).” But those charges, as noted by the Times were

overshadowed by the $1,946.25 charge at Voyeur West Hollywood, which was described by The Los Angeles Times last year as a “high-end nightclub” with an interior “reminiscent of the masked orgy scene” from the movie “Closer.”

You can read more about the club in this Daily News article.

The Washington Post had this response from the DNC:

The new financial records prompted mocking criticism from the Democratic National Committee, which issued a press release Monday entitled: “RNC: Risque National Committee.” Spokesman Brad Woodhouse said DNC Chairman Tim Kaine usually travels on commercial flights and does not use limousine services.

“We think their extravagant spending and their high burn rate speaks for itself,” said Woodhouse. “If limos, chartered aircraft and sex clubs are where they think their donors’ money should be spent, who are we to judge? But it shouldn’t give voters much confidence in Republicans when they say they want to be put back in charge of federal spending.”

Daniel Stone at Newsweek asks “Is it Time for Michael Steele to Go?”

If he wants to keep embarrassing his party, I hope not.

(I blatantly stole the title from the Washington Monthly.)