DNC mocks RNC for doing business while watching “lesbian bondage scenes”

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The back and forth between Democrats and Republicans over Voyeur-Gate continues. Earlier today, RNC spokesman Doug Heye sent out a list of DNC expenditures he said reporters would find “of interest.” The full list is at the bottom of this post.

That prompted a fiery response from DNC spokesman Hari Sevugan, who sent an e-mail to reporters saying the RNC was “flailing” and “desperate to change the subject” (although the cumulative effect of all this is that it does anything but change the subject).

“The DNC, unlike the RNC, does not conduct business while watching women engaged in lesbian bondage scenes,” Sevugan wrote.

The full Sevugan e-mail is here:

We can’t confirm that any of this is true – you’d have to check the FEC reports – which I would suggest you do after the fake memo issue on the Hill. But, assuming these expenses are true, you will notice – there are no expenses on here related to sex clubs. The DNC, unlike the RNC, does not conduct business while watching women engaged in lesbian bondage scenes.

We understand that RNC is desperate to change the subject, but pointing out ordinary expenses related to fundraising activities, including some from over a year ago, just comes off as flailing. Unlike RNC expenses for redecorating the Chairman’s office or table service at a bondage club, these expenses were not for personal use but for the actual functioning of the party and activities that added to the coffers rather than emptying them. Respecting and leveraging donor contributions rather than wasting them may be unusual for the dysfunctional fundraising shop at the RNC, but it shouldn’t be for a professional operation.

The RNC got in trouble not because it was doing traditional fundraising at hotels, or holding meetings at hotels, – and we’ve never raised that issue. They got in trouble with their donors because they are spending more money than they are raising (deficit spending is a pattern with Republicans) and because they are doing so in part at sex clubs.

Instead of spending their time pushing around examples of how the DNC efficiently spent money to catch up to them in fundraising and cash on hand, perhaps the RNC should spend their time scrutinizing their own books to weed out their Chairman’s profligate spending habits.

But, if Republicans want to compare our spending to their spending and allow us to say Michael Steele approved spending money at a Hollywood sex club a few more times – that’s fine with us.

Heye responded:

This is a conversation the DNC needs to have with itself. Just yesterday on MSNBC, Gov. Kaine said, “If we see folks doing things of this kind, expenditures that are over the top and super luxurious, they ain’t staying here. We are in a tough time.” Yet we see that is clearly not true. The DNC is just like the Obama Administration; their words say one thing and their actions say another.

Here is the list of DNC expenditures distributed by the RNC’s Doug Heye: (Continued on next page)