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Poor Sap Was Just Covering RNC’s Rejected Credit Card At Bondage Strip Club

We make money the old-fashioned way: We fundraise and then go to lesbian-bondage clubs.Jeez, Michael Steele’s Republican Party is just throwing its own loyalists under the bus for the hell of it. Turns out Orange County GOP donor Erik Brown covered the Republicans’ party tab at lesbian-bondage disco-strip-bar Club Voyeur West because the RNC’s credit card was rejected. The RNC staffer reportedly said to Brown, who was sitting at the table, “Please help me out and I’ll be sure you are reimbursed right away by the RNC.” Yeah uh and we’ll make sure to ruin your life, too.

The blog Red County has this whole pathetic story, and while it doesn’t make anyone look good, Erik Brown comes off like a patsy. Not as much of a patsy as our friend Rebecca Schoenkopf suggested yesterday, but still ….

“We’re taking you to the hottest nightclub in town,” the RNC gang partying in LA told Brown. Ha ha, and then he gets to pay for it and then have his business wrecked, by the RNC, who named him as the Guilty Party and then, late last night, finally half-ass admitted it was a Republican Party staffer who made the charge and hosted the sex-show boozing, and then couldn’t pay for it. And now that unnamed staffer has been fired, too. But her name isn’t all over the Internet so she’ll probably get another job with Mary Cheney or whatever. [Red County]

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84 comments

  1. Ruhe

    The unnamed staffer gets fired but not named? But the donor gets screwed? Is there any chance that this unnamed staffer is a blood relative of a sitting member of congress?

  2. jetjaguar

    “I helped esteemed members of the RNC get into a crazy lesbian-bondage nightclub and all I got was fired.”

  3. thefrontpage

    How many different ways can different people in different situations in different parts of the country at different events continue to say, display, show and exhibit that Michael Steele is a moron, is an idiot, in completely unqualified to hold his current post, was completely unqualified to be the lieutenant governor of Maryland, is completely out of the zeitgeist on everything, and should literally not be working in government and politics? We’ve said it many times. Why is this moron still leading the RNC? What is wrong with these people? Steele is a moron–through and through.

  4. BigDupa

    My money says the first guy had stolen Visa pre-paid cards from Katrina. The RNC has a secret vault filled with stuff like that- FL absentee ballots for Gore, Cheney’s replacement heart.

    This would be a perfect ad for American Express- don’t get a rub and tug without it!

  5. BOOBIES!

    This is a teaching moment for Mr. Brown about GOP politics. The GOP likes to make the little guy take it up the ass so the fat cats at the top of the food chain aren’t held accountable for their poor decisions. Remember the Wall Street bailout in the fall of ’08?

    So, Mr. Brown, the GOP cordially invites you to bend over, grab your ankles and take one for the good ole USA. The GOP and the lesbo-bondage disco stip bar are the same. They don’t give a rat’s ass about you or your future. All they want is your money. When your bank account is empty, you are no use to them.

  6. Terry

    [re=544473]Serolf Divad[/re]:

    How does a corporate/business card get turned down? Folks back at RNC headquarters aren’t paying their bills on time?

  7. WIDTAP

    I didn’t realize until this article that the GOP staffer was a lady. I’ll agree that it’s unfair for Erik Brown to carry the brunt of this, but I would like to know how he explained to his wife Alison what he was doing following a female GOP Staffer into a strip / bondage / voyeur club in the first place.

  8. JMP

    I knew that the RNC was having cashflow problems, especially after wasting much of its money on the two governors’ races and special elections last year, but having its credit card rejected is just plain pathetic. This is the corporate card for the party that represents the corporates, and yet it still manages to go over its limits?

    Unfortunately, the link seems to be overloaded now; too bad, I was hoping to see the rest of the story.

    [re=544466]Ruhe[/re]: Either related, or fucking a member of Congress or high-level Republican official; Michelle Bachmann, I’m looking at you.

  9. Terry

    [re=544474]thefrontpage[/re]:
    “Why is this moron still leading the RNC? What is wrong with these people? Steele is a moron–through and through.”

    Because in some smoke filled rooms somewhere, GOP operatives and leadership still think that since the Dems have a black guy, they need one, too, as not to appear racist.

  10. JMP

    [re=544471]Monsieur Grumpe[/re]: This is the GOP, remember; it was probably Diner’s Club.

    [re=544474]thefrontpage[/re]: That’s probably why Tucker released the dirt on him. The thing is, it would be a real pain to force him out, so it looks like the party’s trying as hard to get him to quit like Sarah.

  11. Urbanachiever

    So….the fact that remains undisputed is that some RNC credit-card holder thought that using said card at a strip club was a perfectly acceptable use of RNC funds?

  12. ManchuCandidate

    [re=544487]ManchuCandidate[/re]:
    It’s not that I can’t differentiate Now and Know. It’s that it’s missing Know.

    Dumbshit.

  13. Godot

    [re=544473]Serolf Divad[/re]: If she was a real GOP staffer, she’d have followed up the declined credit card with loud questions about whether or not the bondage lesbians knew who she was, and suggestions that she had a say in their employment status.

    This is why it’s hard for women to get far in politics.

  14. Texan Bulldoggette

    [re=544490]Terry[/re]: The RNC was either behind on payments or their credit limit was too low (to pay a $2K tab??). But, either way, I can’t believe the RNC these days. Michael Steele is the gift that keeps on giving.

  15. DC Hates Me

    Just as long as they’re not tossing dollar bills at cripples, I don’t see the problem.

  16. NotthatLC

    I’m going to be Ms. Obvious here and state the following:
    1. These people are SO full of shit. “Unnamed staffer”. Yup, good luck with that one.
    2. These people are so impossibly stupid that they’re turning this into a two-day story, when they could have released all this stuff YESTERDAY, and it would have been over and done with.
    3. So, let me get this straight – Earlier today, like two hours ago, they were saying that it was Erik’s tab, and that he’d agreed to reimburse the RNC for the money. But 10 minutes ago, they said, no, no, it was some skell staffer with a bad credit card’s tab, which Erik paid for out of the kindness of his Red State heart, and then he got reimbursed. So…does that mean that he’s NOT going to give the RNC back the money today?
    4. Still begs the question – why is the RNC reimbursing someone’s tab at a S&M strip club for?
    5. See #1. And get some popcorn. It’s going to be a bumpy, bumpy night, y’all.

  17. Guppy06

    [re=544489]JMP[/re]: “Either related, or fucking”

    We’re talking about the GOP here: it’s both!

  18. Simba B

    Good grief, either I need to call the Internets-tubes version of Roto-Rooter or Wonkett is getting its own version of the Slashdot Effect.

  19. Dr. Zoidberg

    [re=544503]V572625694[/re]: Damn! I literally saw your comment as I hit the Submit button for mine.

    Great minds think alike?

  20. Crank Tango

    [re=544474]thefrontpage[/re]: you say that like it’s a bad thing. I LOVE the fact that the moronic RNC has a moronic leader, just plain love it.

  21. charlesdegoal

    No way the credit card was rejected. She just thought the expense would look bad on a card account. Tried to be discreet, in other words. Ended up doing the exact opposite. How stupid can these Republicans be, getting repeatedly caught with their pants down? The cretins can’t even lie properly.

  22. bureaucrap

    [re=544501]NotthatLC[/re]: That’s what’s funny about all this — Nobody in the GOP seems to be saying that a strip club is not a right and proper place to conduct GOP business — the problem is that somebody got caught. Whomever is in charge of “petty cash” must be held to account!

  23. Aflac Shrugged

    If they had only used the line of credit that Old Man Ensign set up for his son, all this embarrassment could have been avoided.

  24. assistant/atlas

    “We’re taking you to the hottest nightclub in town,” the RNC gang partying in LA told Brown.

    Please note: if anyone uses this phrase on you in LA, they do not know what they are talking about.

  25. SayItWithWookies

    So the GOP is spending money it doesn’t have on activities that it wouldn’t want publicized and when it gets found out it tries like hell to get someone else to take the blame — that sounds pretty much par for the course. I’ll bet Michael Steele wishes a Republican president was running the country right now though, because right about now would be a great time to raise the terror alert level so we’d all forget about who was searching for family values in a bondage strip joint.

  26. ArkansasFred

    [re=544474]thefrontpage[/re]: The clincher? Steele maxed it out playing Erotic Photohunt.

  27. yargisbargis

    4 rounds of mojitos to top off the champnage: $400

    front side seats for the masked orgy scene: $1,000

    tips: $500

    getting the uptight dweeb to pay for you: priceless

  28. SmutBoffin

    For Mammon’s sake, why are the R’s such fuckups? First, a fundraising presentation is leaked exhibiting how the cynically exploit their donors with dipshit narratives about SoCIaLisM, then they flaunt how they waste the money that does get donated on their worthless employees to engage in entertainment that most of their donors would find reprehensible.

    A fundraising campaign that says “pay us $$ or we will poop in your mailbox” would be more honest and appealing. Really.

  29. Mr Blifil

    Yeah, this Erik Brown push-back is gonna get good. This is why you take the bindlestiff Xtian gay dude to the strip club. He’s too polite to tell you to go fuck yourself when you ask him to pay for it. If only Brown’s card had been rejected too, they would have had the snot beaten out of them and been sent to the basement room from Pulp Fiction. By rights, we should have heard about this story ages ago…

    I guess we’ll soon learn how “dynamic” Erik “Doughnut Hole” Brown really is.

  30. bureaucrap

    I love the fact that the group of donors they were “courting” that night is called “Young Eagles” — it makes everything associated with them an incredibly patriotic act.

    “Hey, toots, come on over and dance on the lap of a Young Eagle! For America and our boys in Afghanistan!”

    BTW, TPM found out the name of the staffer responsible. Anyone know an Allison Myers?

  31. Katydid

    I find it endearing that Wonketteers know so much about how how not to get caught with your pants down, so to speak, at a bondage club, or know with certainty that Club Voyeur West is not the best bondage club in LA for hawt lesbian sex.

    Our outrage over the stupidity of getting caught, and our total acceptance of, and familiarity with, lesbian bondage clubs, is a beautiful thing. This is what keeps me coming back for more.

    I love you guys. Hic

  32. Lascauxcaveman

    I have no reason to doubt the RNC card was rejected. The junior staffer had maybe a $5000 limit on hers, and she already maxed it out that month.

    In the hotel biz I run, I reject more corporate cards than personal ones. And a lot of those actually turn out out be debit cards, $500 or $1000 cards issued as ‘walking around’ money for some business type on a business trip. The customer whips out another card. No big deal.

  33. Mista Eko

    You don’t bring a switchblade to a gunfight.
    You don’t bring anything but cash to a titty bar.
    And most importantly, you don’t bring anything Orange County to anything West Hollywood.

  34. Georgia Burning

    My guess is that RNC cards have a transaction limit now. Thanks a lot, Palin, you ruined the fun for everybody!

  35. NotthatLC

    [re=544537]Katydid[/re]: The best way to not get caught? Is to not go in the first place.

    Nice job pushing Allison up to the firing line. It’s cute that they think this is going stop people from figuring out where Steele was at the time of this little field trip.

  36. Ducksworthy

    [re=544490]Terry[/re]: Michael Steele is a Black guy? Wow. I though he just had a severe case of Bonerism.

  37. Joshua Norton

    You’ve obviously never waited on rich assholes if you think the RNC bastards tip more than 33%. It was probably closer to ten percent.

    If you’re lucky. When I was going to College, I worked part time as a waiter for the Sheraton Boston. I waited on my share of celebrities and politicos. They usually have some flunky handle the bill and they either don’t tip at all or leave a couple bucks for a $300 tab. I’d rather wait on a table of tourists celebrating a birthday than a Kennedy and their hangers-on.

  38. WIDTAP

    [re=544550]Mr Blifil[/re]: [re=544556]catsquatch[/re]: Ok. I now understand why Erik Brown followed her into a bondage club.

  39. Hutch

    [re=544550]Mr Blifil[/re]: Dear god. Allison doesn’t look like the B&D masked lesbian orgy type, but Steele certainly does. Wouldn’t surprise me if he was a regular at Voyeur West. Just my two [horse] bits.

  40. Flanders

    [re=544550]Mr Blifil[/re]: I *recognize* her!! Of course, it was dark and I had a horse-bit in my mouth at the time, but still…!! Holy cow!

  41. JMP

    [re=544556]catsquatch[/re]: Hmm…

    Allison Meyers is a fan of:
    Politicians
    * John McCain
    * Scott Brown
    * Bobby Jindal
    * Bob McDonnell
    * Michael Steele

    Maybe my politician fucking theory was wrong, since none of them fit for a woman who went to a lesbian strip club. Or maybe she just didn’t list Bachmann to prevent suspicion.

  42. whiterabid

    Back in the day, the GOP had millions and millions of dollars in a slush fund to pay for strip clubs and wiretapping. How the profession has gone downhill in the modern era.

  43. problemwithcaring

    [re=544521]bureaucrap[/re]: The Daily Show has a segment wherein John Oliver holds a microphone to this GOP rep’s face while she stands in the middle of a beachfront Hawaiian resort and says about Democrats: “People watch what you do. You have the freedom to spend your money or do whatever you want to, but with that freedom comes responsibility” with no irony.Hilarious

  44. problemwithcaring

    [re=544554]NotthatLC[/re]: From the LA Times: RNC Spokesman Doug Heye gave details of Steele’s itinerary to show that the chairman was not at the club that night. On Jan. 31, Steele was on a United Airlines flight from Hawaii to Los Angeles returning from a party meeting, Heye said. The flight left Honolulu at 10:45 p.m., a United Airlines spokesman said.

  45. Mr Blifil

    [re=544556]catsquatch[/re]: Heh, she’s not smiling much today. Here’s the story so far: At Sex Club, she maxes credit card out, gets rejected. Goes to Xtian gay douche and asks if he will foot bill. She guarantees reimbursement. He agrees. Reimbursement requested. Granted. Douche paid back. Tucker Carlson muckrakes for freedom.

    What I want to know: What story did she tell the boys upstairs when she put in for the reimbursement? Why was she confident that such a flagrant plan would work? IOW who was she fucking in accounting, or higher?

    Like Allison, this story has legs.

  46. coolcatdaddy

    I’m waiting for Steele’s “Checkers” speech on the matter.

    “I should say this—that intern doesn’t have a mink coat. But she does have a respectable Republican leather harness. And I always tell her that she’d look good in anything…”

  47. Lascauxcaveman

    [re=544657]coolcatdaddy[/re]: LOLs, best “checkers” parody I’ve heard in some time.

    Thanks for the pics, commenters above: that Allison looks a swell chick to party with.

    I nominate her for “Wonkette Fun Girl of the Week.” We could make this an officially sanctioned internet vote-thing, and not put anyone else on the ballot. And at the end of the week, poor Allison will then at least a have meaningless internet award for all her fine efforts through this bummer.

  48. GOPCrusher

    [re=544545]Lascauxcaveman[/re]: Maybe they rolled up on an ATM machine and took out a cash advance in small bills. Just in case someone wanted to make it rain?

  49. slowuncle

    Lesbian-Bondage-strip club?
    Wow, OC sure has come up in the world since I fled the place in the ’90′s

  50. catsquatch

    [re=544650]Mr Blifil[/re]: She’ll do fine. Her milkshake will not only bring the boys to the yard, but may actually succeed in smoking out the last straight republicans in the party. Isn’t that what every republican lady wants; to raise a quiver full of home schooled assholes with a demonstrably straight man?

  51. AnnieGetYourFun

    Under 45 is considered young enough to be a “Young” Eagle? That’s great news for me! At 33, I was starting to feel old, but I guess I can return all this Preparation H and donate my money to the RNC instead.

  52. Traveler

    [re=544543]WIDTAP[/re]: Looks like she is disappearing herself – facebook profile gone as is the linkedin profile.

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