In a move that Democrats are no doubt enjoying, the RNC is quickly turning into the best of Jerry Springer.
Here's the skinny: Yet another iffy expenditure has popped up on RNC ledgers, the latest showing close to $1,000 being spent on wine. Thing is, it was listed as "office supplies."
The gaffe has led one Republican activist to resign, though that's likely in anticipation of an upcoming political campaign.
So, where to begin? How about with Newt Gingrich's sound advice: Stop attacking Michael Steele and start prepping for taking Democrat seats this November. The current attacks on Steele don't help anyone but the Dems, who are probably chuckling to themselves as they order another lap dance while sipping on expensive wine.
Still, I don't think two grand on an exotic lounge and a grand on wine is really going to affect Repubs' chances this fall. The growing anger and resentment over the passage of health care reform should do nicely for Repubs, as long as they can get Tea Partiers to vote for them.
That's the key, and it's something Sarah Palin pointed out in a speech some months ago. Being upset with your government is fine and dandy, but eventually you need to vote for one of the two major parties. To the casual observer, it's obvious who Tea Partiers lean toward.
Because if the grassroots movement doesn't align itself with established Repubs, they might as well be in the same category as sex-themed clubs and cases of wine - just another thing that will lessen Dem loses this November.