Tuesday, April 13, 2010

RNC chairman in the hotseat

In recent events the GOP has taken the spotlight, but not because of their opposition to the health care bill, or Sarah Palin reading notes off her hand; this time its about the RNC's extravagant and non-conservative spending sprees.

RNC staffers enjoyed spending $1, 946.25 of the committee's money at lesbian-bondage club in West Hollywood. Throwing hundreds of thousands dollars away at risque clubs are not the only splurges the RNC is cited for. The RNC donation dollars were used for luxury hotels, private jets and other extravagant ventures, the Washington Post reported.

In light of the extreme spending habits of the RNC, many are questioning chairman Michael Steele's leadership. Damage control is imperative for the chairman to regain credibility and trust.

He has received scrutiny and criticism for letting irresponsible staffers spend committee money inappropriately under his watch, but he claims the he is being treated different from other chairman, according to the Washington Examiner report of the account.

"Barack Obama has a slimmer margin. We all--a lot of folks do. I mean, its a different role for, you know, for me to play and others to play. And that's just the reality of it. But you take that as part of the nature of it," Steele said.

Steele comment gives the impression that he feels that his race may be a factor for the severe criticism he faces. I do not know whether race is necessarily the case for scrutiny, but I do believe that the issue revolves around the fact that thousands of donor dollars are frivolously wasted when the country is experiencing a recession.

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