Skip to comments.GOP fires Allison Meyers as strip-club scandal taints party
Posted on 03/30/2010 4:01:53 PM PDT by iowamark
Allison Meyers was director of the GOP's Young Eagles, a group that wooed young donors and visited a strip club in Los Angeles racking up $1,946 in expenses that the party initially reimbursed. The scandal could hurt the GOP in three ways, in particular.
Allison Meyers, the director of the Young Eagles, a Republican program aimed at wooing donors under 45 years old to the GOP cause, was fired as a result of the strip-club scandal that has embroiled the party this week, according to media reports.
The Republican National Committee reimbursed about $2,000 in expenses rung up by the Young Eagles at a Hollywood nightclub featuring topless dancers and bondage outfits. Ms. Meyers allegedly approved the expense.
Fallout could affect Republican fundraising, particularly among its fiscally and morally conservative small donors....
Alienating small donors
"Already we see big donors avoiding the RNC like the plague. Instead they are giving to the Republican Governors Association, says Reid Wilson, editor of... Hotline On Call. That is going to hurt Republican efforts to retake the House and pick up Senate seats in November. Big donors dont trust Michael Steele, and stories like this scare small donors away....
Steele had already alienated some major donors with his spending. He held the partys winter meeting at a beachfront hotel in Hawaii and drew criticism for delivering paid speeches and writing a book while drawing a salary from the GOP...
Mike DeMoss, a longtime RNC donor, told Politico that, The RNC cannot attack Democrats for how the government spends taxpayer money when it is spending Republican donor money recklessly. Recent RNC spending stories suggest a tone-deafness at best and a misappropriation of funds at worst.
Confirming tea partyers suspicions
The nightclub flap could also hurt Republican efforts to reach out to "tea party" voters...
(Excerpt) Read more at csmonitor.com ...
All I can say is, “WTF is she thinking?”
With any luck this scandal will take down Michael Steele!
Fred Thompson for RNC Chairman. Too much at stake coming up for a rank amateur like Steele to be sitting on whatever money he hasn’t spent yet....
Fire Steele! Now! Point Blank!
I can only take so much bullcrap in a day. One person at the RNC enertained at a strip club, so “republicans can’t criticize government spending” now.
Give me a damn break. They fired the staffer, and I damn well can criticize government spending.
“With any luck this scandal will take down Michael Steele!”
It happened on his watch, and the captain is responsible for the conduct of his crew. Steele must go.
Agree! It’s time to clean house. We need a REAL CONSERVATIVE LEADER as chairman of the RNC. Any suggestions?
This just in a republican staffer kicked a puppy, shoplifted, drove drunk, whatevr.
So let’s all become communists. I think not. Can we please have some proportionality and focus on what is good for the nation?
see post #4
Not defending her in any way, because it was an idiotic move, but given the location, she's probably trying to woo financial support from the more affluent in the LA area who may not be SoCons, but have had enough of Obama's "big government nirvana".
I call them the "Penn & Teller" voters (or perhaps the South Park voters). None of them are religious, in fact most are openly hostile to religion, but they don't like government involvement in their lives either. It's going to take someone smarter than Steele to court these voters, without alienating the GOP's traditional base - such is the peril of the "big tent".
Nope. Been down that road with that RINO supporter already. Donated to him and all that. However, he leans far to much to the left as he supports liberal Republicans.
No longer my cup of tea. Sorry Fred, you had a chance.
Oh, that is a great idea, and one that I hadn't heard before. I wonder if he'd be up for it.
Let’s replace Steele with an honest sober conservative and then we can talk proportionality.
Fred is not historic.
I could get behind that.
Yeah, I’m no prude, but that’s something you do on your own credit card. You eat one (no pun intended) for the party. You do NOT bill this to the party.
Too many little things are starting to add up.Steele spending like a drunken sailor, defeatist attitude, etc.
You have to wonder if she did anything more than approve a charge for “meals” at a restaurant that she knew nothing about. It would be interesting to hear her side of this.
Yup - they should not only fire her, but fire whoever hired her in the 1st place - and fire whoever hired them, and let's go all the way up to......Michael Steele.
That's right. There are other way to "reimburse" someone for politically untenable expenses. This was amateur hour at the GOP.
Agreed. Well said.
I have not been able to locate evidence of innocence or guilt.
Fred is not historic.
No. But, with Steele at the helm much longer, the GOP just may be - relegated to history, that is.
He has a younger wife.
“”””Too many little things are starting to add up.Steele spending like a drunken sailor, defeatist attitude, etc”””””
Obviously you are a racist. /s
Fred and his crowd are too Hollywood.
Used to be you could by a vote for a pack of smokes.
The GOP has been history for quite some time.
This should be the final straw. Steele is an absolute disaster. Despite drawing a lavish salery, he spends most of his time writning a book and giving paid speeches. He live very high on the hog, flying in chartered jets and being driven around in stretch limos. All on the donors’ dime. How many outrageous expenses are there we haven’t heard about?
From your lips to Gods ears.
They should have promoted her to Chairman and gotten rid of that incompetent cretin Michael Steele.
Oh, you can still do that, as ACORN frequently proves. You can't, however attract $25K donations with a pack of Lucky Strikes.
Despite Obama's sagging poll numbers, the party is starving for cash. I'm sure the pressure is being felt by those who are responsible for shaking the money trees.
This is a calculated hit to damage Republicans. I won’t work.
Except that he is black and it will be called racist so he aint going anywhwere.I wish he would be fired though.
You do know why this thread is useless, doncha?
How about Karl Rove or Dick Cheney?
the dems and their willing accomplices in the media are attempting another Foley type attack on Republicans.
Next they’ll try to access Steele’s credit report... wait.
C'mon people...that's like saying the Repub party are violent war-mongers because a brick was thrown thru one window.
GET SOME PERSPECTIVE!!
Why is it Repubs lose all sense when the word "SEX" is mentioned?
Makes you wonder just who Reid Wilson, editor of... Hotline On Call, is to be commenting on RNC finances.
AGREED! The regular useful idiots are playing right into the media’s scandal du jour.
What’s more important: Michael Steele keeping his job, or the Republicans taking back the House in November?
That’s a no-brainer. Steele must go. He’s killing us.
I resemble that remark!
Actually I'd prefer Fred for Sarah's Dick Cheney.
It seems to me more a calculated hit to damage Steele, who after all was not at the strip club and apparently knew nothing about the indicent. (Poor thing, he was busy flying back from Hawaii.) The story was promoted by conservative Tucker Carlson on his "Daily Caller" website and has been mentioned repeatedly in National Review's Corner.
The blame should be assigned to the person who ran up the charges at the club, which apparently were billed as "meals." If the RNC staffer approved a fraudulent invoice, I'm not sure that justifies firing her. It might justify prosecuting the guy who submitted the invoice.
Let’s not confuse the desire to replace Steele for other reasons, with every little hiccup the democrats want to use against all republicans.
The party is “tainted” by one stupid incident? I think not. Apparently some woman wanted to take donors to a risque place. Big whoopee.
Desperate and Pathetic MSM at work.
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