Saturday, November 27, 2010

So, who will be the next RNC Chair?

Truth be told, I'm going to miss Michael Steele when he's gone.
Republicans are spending freely on their 2012 national convention in Tampa, burning through money at a pace that has alarmed some veterans of past conventions and causing more potential problems for Republican National Committee Chairman Michael S. Steele.

Spending through September topped $636,800, according to figures in a report to the Federal Election Commission. That is 18 times the amount spent in a comparable period four years ago. [...]

Steele named Belinda Cook, formerly his assistant, as liaison to the convention. The Washington Times reported last week that her contract calls for $15,000 a month in salary as well as a bonus of $25,000. Cook's son is also on the RNC payroll.
And that doesn't include about $20K spent on renting Ms. Cook some fancy digs on Treasure Island just through January.

Looks to me like Mikey has seen his future and it doesn't include chairing the RNC anymore so he's going to squeeze all the perks he can out of the position while he still has it. RNC won't be the same without him.

[More posts daily at the Detroit News.]

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