"The RNC has fired the director of its young donors program after she approved an expense for a risque L.A. nightclub, multiple sources tell Hotline OnCall.How unexpected! Members of the self-styled party of "values" and "morals" actually thought a trip to a strip joint might loosen the purse strings of prospective, and apparently randy, "Young Eagles" (a name likely thunk up by a devout fan of the Cartoon Network).
"Allison Meyers, director of the RNC's "Young Eagles" program, was terminated yesterday after reports that the RNC reimbursed a donor for a nearly $2K expense at the Voyeur nightclub in West Hollywood. A CA GOP consultant, Erik Brown, was reimbursed for the expense after a Young Eagles event in Beverly Hills. A CA blog reported that an RNC staffer's credit card was declined at the club, so Brown grudgingly put the expense on his own card. RNC spokesman Doug Heye refused to discuss any individual staffers, or to confirm that Meyers was fired.
"But several sources said Meyers both organized the Jan. 31 fundraiser at the Beverly Hills Hilton and attended the after-party at the nightclub. The fundraiser was held for the group of donors Meyers was responsible for, a group that solicits contributions from donors under 45 years old."
For those who appreciate details, it wasn't just a plain-vanilla strip club. According to the Washington Post, the "Young Eagles" had congregated at "a bondage-themed club."
Perhaps the Republican Party has a latent preference for donors with lubricious tendencies. Why buck a tradition so firmly established by some of the party's most distinguished (former) elected officials?
Names are coming to mind: names like ex-Rep. Newt Gingrich [cheating on wife or wives]; ex-Rep. Mark Foley [dirty emails to same-sex Congressional pages]; ex-Gov. Eliot Spitzer [engaging with prostitute(s)]; ex-Sen. Larry Craig [soliciting sex in an airport mens room]....
There are just too many names for me to type here, but Alternet has rated (and explained) some of the top GOP sex-scandals over the past 20 years.
Of course, many politicians of both parties have focused excessively on matters sexual. One key difference is that Republican politicians spend an awful lot of energy and resources telling God and everyone that they don't.