Monday, April 5, 2010

Thumbs Up

Hot on the heels of firing the (1.) RNC chief of staff over the Voyeur reimbursement, (2.) a high value donor bolting and (3.) some incredibly dumb things said on TV comes (4.) this amazing tid-bit:
The man recently hired by Michael Steele as a Republican National Committee fundraiser was accused in 2005 by a political action committee he chaired of improperly using PAC money on personal nightclub bills, according to a copy of the complaint filed against him.


Alpert was previously the chair of the D.C. Baseball PAC, a group created to encourage the return of Major League Baseball to Washington. But as we noted earlier, PAC officials filed a complaint against Alpert with the Washington Office of Campaign Finance in 2005, accusing him of using committee money for unauthorized personal expenses and filing expense reports that contained "numerous inaccuracies and omissions."


The RNC did not immediately respond to a request for comment about Alpert's alleged nightclub spending. An RNC spokesman told Politics Daily that Alpert and Steele have "a long, good relationship."
That's what I call a productive day at office.

Seriously, that's a news-worthy screw-up once every three hours. It's almost impressive just how good Steele is at this.


CJ said...

I was and continue to be amazed by the RNC's token selection of Michael Steele. Yes, he's black. So I understood the grossly transparent reason he was their choice. I feel the same way about Sarah Palin as McCain's choice for VP.

But from the first time he spoke, I realized how out of touch he was/is not only with the base he was supposed to attract, but the GOP as well.

Is there a vetting process for RNC Chairmanship?

Ordinary Jill said...

They panicked on the heels of the "Barack the Magic Negro" song controversy. They were so desperate to put that to bed, I don't think they took the time to look into Steele's actual qualifications and competence. The office of Lieutenant Governor (in any state that has one) is a magnet for underachievers. Very few ever distinguish themselves in any other office.