A Washington Post story about the RNC’s $2,000 dollar reimbursement for expenses incurred at a topless lesbian-bondage nightclub has what I regard as a new titillating detail:
An RNC investigation of the incident found that the Voyeur party was attended by a group of young Republicans who had been at an official party “Young Eagles” event at the Beverly Hills Hotel the same night, according to an internal memo obtained by The Washington Post. The Young Eagles is an RNC program to cultivate 30-to-40-year-olds as major future donors.
The request for reimbursement was then submitted on behalf of Brown by an unidentified RNC staffer who “was aware that this activity was not eligible for reimbursement and had been previously counseled on this very subject,” according to the memo, which was written by the committee chief of staff, Ken McKay. The staffer was fired because of the incident, the memo said.
So let’s be clear about what we are being told.
At some point, someone will surely get around to inquiring how exactly fired staffer — who is evidently Allison Meyers, director of the RNC’s “Young Eagles” program — was counseled to handle such expenses. If the expenses were not supposed to be submitted through regular reimbursement channels, what slush fund arrangements does the RNC have in place for covering topless entertainment expenses?
Clearly, these expenses are being incurred. So they are being covered in some way. The only questions, then, are how and by whom?