The "Do as I say, not as I do" party
The Republican National Committee is bleeding cash and lavish parties at exclusive L.A. nightclubs are one reason why. They've fired a staffer in connection with a party for donors at a bondage-themed sex club. Allison Meyers was terminated today because she organized and approved the funding for a visit to Voyeur West Hollywood that cost $1,946.25.
The RNC may think it's exercising damage control by firing Meyers, but more information about abuses and questionable expenditures keep surfacing. Although Steele wasn't at this party, I think this speaks to the larger question of the hypocrisy of an entire organization. More and more, Republicans are being depicted as the "do as I say, not as I do" party, mostly because of the antics of party bigwigs. Maybe the RNC will rein in spending so as not to alienate voters who don't approve of using champagne and topless dancing as a way to solicit funds. Of course, you're not going to get a whole lot of money if all you offer is iced tea and "Murder, She Wrote" reruns.
They're not the fiscally conservative party or the family values party. They trashed their conservative spending habits when the approved a money-sucking war that they neglected to pay for as well as tax cuts that have destroyed the surplus we had on hand at the end of the Clinton administration. Their sex scandals are too numerous to name. Anyone who believes otherwise needs to have their heads examined.