Evidently Michael Steele likes to travel in style. According to this, he likes it so much he considered having the RNC buy its own plane. (He's settled for chartering jets instead.) But what the party boss really likes to do isparty hearty:
Once on the ground, FEC filings suggest, Steele travels in style. A February RNC trip to California, for example, included a $9,099 stop at the Beverly Hills Hotel, $6,596 dropped at the nearby Four Seasons, and $1,620.71 spent [update: the amount is actually $1,946.25] at Voyeur West Hollywood, a bondage-themed nightclub featuring topless women dancers imitating lesbian sex.
Far be it for me to deny a guy the chance to blow off some steam, but you'd think the Republicans would at least require him to confine himself to some good old fashioned hetero bondage. That lesbian imitation stuff makes it seem like he's immoral or something.
Update: Evidently it was an RNC staffer hanging out at the bondage club, not Steele himself. Steele himself just spends lavishly on travel and accomodations. Well ok then.