Monday, March 29, 2010

The RNC Loves Them Some Titty Bars

The party of family values strikes again

WASHINGTON – The Republican National Committee spent $1,946 last month at a sex-themed Hollywood club that features topless dancers and bondage outfits. Now the GOP wants its money back.

Listed in a monthly financial report, the amount is itemized as expenses for meals at Voyeur West Hollywood.

RNC spokesman Doug Heye said Monday the committee doesn't know the details of how the money was spent, all who may have attended or the nature of the outing, except to say it was an unauthorized event and that the expenditure was inappropriate.

The RNC will be reimbursed by Erik Brown of Orange, Calif., the donor-vendor who billed the committee for the club visit, Heye said.

Brown did not respond to an e-mail and phone message seeking comment. The transaction was first reported by the Daily Caller.

Since November, the RNC has paid Brown's company, Dynamic Marketing Inc., about $19,000 for printing and direct-mail services, campaign spending reports show. He has contributed several thousand dollars to the party.

The most recent financial disclosure report said the RNC spent more than $17,000 for private planes in February and nearly $13,000 for car services. Heye said such services are used only when needed.

The $1,946 for meals at Voyeur West Hollywood was the most eye-catching item in the monthly report. RNC Chairman Michael Steele, whose spending decisions have angered some donors in this midterm election year, had nothing to do with the nightclub expenditure, Heye said.

The conservative group Concerned Women for America said the RNC should disclose more about the episode.

"Did they really agree to reimburse nearly $2,000 for a bondage-themed night club?" group president Penny Nance asked in a statement. "Why would a staffer believe that this is acceptable, and has this kind of thing been approved in the past?"

3 comments:

et said...

Every time I think Steele has hit rock bottom in terms of imbecility, he finds a new low.

Anonymous said...

OMFG!

It has been a few years I've been out of the hardcore party and clubbing scene.

Those clubs on the Santa Monica strip rise and then flame out, only to re-appear with an updated theme.

If you are into the hard trance/techno/electronica/ kind of debauchery, I highly recommend you pay a visit to the area. But don't be offended if you are a guy and another guy asks you to dance. Or if you are already dancing and then some guy starts humping you.

So, "gNOpig family values" maybe if you are Larry Craig.

Mr.GlennBovineKoldys

Count Istvan said...

I know from seeing his youtube page that our friend "batvette" is into bondage. Just saying.

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