Skip to comments.RNC hits 'bondage club' story
Posted on 03/29/2010 9:27:27 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
RNC hits 'bondage club' story By: Andy Barr March 29, 2010 12:10 PM EDT
The Republican National Committee is pushing back hard Monday on a story in The Daily Caller, telling POLITICO that Chairman Michael Steele was never at a bondage-themed nightclub in West Hollywood, Calif., as the publication suggests.
Buried in a Daily Caller story claiming that Steele suggested buying a private jet with RNC funds is the statement that Steele travels in style, citing, among other things, $1,946.25 spent at Voyeur West Hollywood, a bondage-themed nightclub featuring topless women dancers imitating lesbian sex.
POLITICO confirmed the RNC expense by examining the committees February Federal Election Commission filing. POLITICO also confirmed that the information provided on $1,946 in RNC funds spent Feb. 4 matches the nightclubs Santa Monica address. The report, however, does not say who actually made the expenditure at the club.
The nightclubs website was down Monday morning, and a phone call to the clubs promoter was not returned.
An RNC spokesperson told POLITICO that the committee is investigating the expenditure in question" and went on to question the reporting behind the story.
The story willfully and erroneously suggests that the expenditure in question was one belonging to the chairman, the spokesperson said. This was a reimbursement made to a noncommittee staffer. The chairman was never at the location in question; he had no knowledge of the expenditure; nor does he find the use of committee funds at such a location at all acceptable.
Good reporting would make that distinction crystal clear, the spokesperson added. The committee has requested that the monies be returned to the committee and that the story be corrected so that it is accurate.
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NO, But Michael Steele DOES sleep with the Enemy!!
I'm not defending whatever lewd establishment may (or may not) have been frequented by the GOP staffer, but in the big scheme of things, is it really important?
I’m not a big fan of Steele. He just isn’t up to the task of leading the RNC. At least he’s not up to the task of leading it the way a Conservative person would IMO.
That being said, the reporting does seem to be very shoddy. They shouldn’t claim he was at that type of a night club unless they have proof he was there.
“He thought his aide said it was a `gritty’ bar,” the spokesperson added.
“Mr. Steele just wanted to `rub elbows’ with working people.”
Probably a staffer meeting his democrat counterpart at the laters office.
Just another drive by.
Frankly, the Repubs and Conserves never sue these B*****ds, to stop the lies. Lies left unchallenge become an urban legend. Must be challenged in Court.
Culture of Corruption 2010. It was a DNC-MSM concocted meme in 2006 that the Rats used to take over the House and Sentate. They are trying to turn the Republican base off again (as they did when they outed 2 homosexuals in the GOP in 2006).
So, the RNC spent $1,900 in donations to the party for a staffer who went to a lesbian bondage club? How nice.
I've said before that it's not just Michael Steele who needs to be broomed out. It's many of his aides and staffers as well.
Steele has been there long enough to take responsibility for what goes on at the RNC. And he has shown zero inclination to clear out the selfish corruption and extreme RINO tendencies. Quite the opposite. Ninety-nine percent of what he has said and done has been counterproductive. Under his chairmanship, things are only getting WORSE.
True or not, this could be seen as a hindrance for the RNC.
I wish they’d fire Steele and his friends and hire Sarah Palin AND LISTEN TO HER.
She’s ideal for the position.
ITS TRUE AND IT SHOWS UP ON THE RNC FILINGS AT THE FEC. Page 1781 of 2513 pages. A disbursement for VOYEUR WEST HOLLYWOOD
Date of Disbursement
M M / D D / Y Y Y Y
City State Zip Code Amount of Each Disbursement this Period
Purpose of Disbursement
House Disbursement For:
VOYEUR WEST HOLLYWOOD
7969 SANTA MONICA BLVD
WEST HOLLYWOOD CA 90046
0 2 0 4 2 0 1 0
SUBTOTAL of Disbursements This Page (optional) .........................................................
TOTAL This Period (last page this line number only) .......................................................
FEC Schedule B ( )
1781 / 2513
REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE
SCHEDULE B (FEC Form 3X)
FE6AN026 (Revised 02/2003
There is also the possibility that a private event took place at the club without the sex act. You can reserve clubs for private parties.
Do you have proof Steele was there?
“There is also the possibility that a private event took place at the club without the sex act. You can reserve clubs for private parties.”
Sorry, but that would be a really bad idea to hold a fund raiser there.
Or for someone like him to even go into a building like that.
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