Karl Rove says RNC scandal over strip club expenditure reflects directly on Michael Steele

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Former White House adviser Karl Rove, in a Bay Area appearance Tuesday, said the Republican National Committee’s reimbursement for a nearly $2,000 expense at a Hollywood strip club raises questions about the party’s management and whether the GOP has “procedures in place to spend money on elections – and not on jets and bondage clubs.”

Asked if the issue reflects directly on [RNC Chairman Michael] Steele, Rove said, “Sure it does.”

“The chairman of the Republican National Committee, for good or for ill, is the steward of the party’s money,” he said. “And whenever you have whatever lax controls are down in the bowels of the building so that somebody can submit a $2,000 voucher for entertainment at Voyeurs … somebody ought to go check the thesaurus and find out what that means.”

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