The funniest (scariest?) thing about all these leaked internal memos/talking points (not to mention health care bills and AmEx statements) the Republican Party has had to scramble to explain lately is not that they exist--we realists figure this shit happens every day--but that they keep getting caught.
Case in point:
The entire powerpoint slideshow delivered on Feb.18 by the RNC Finance Director at a luxurious fundraising retreat in Boca Grande, Florida ($2500/head), is available here, thanks to Politico and the guy who sent it to the right people after he found it laying around the hotel afterward.
Wait a minute--somebody claims to have found it laying around? It's probably bullshit, right?
Nope--the RNC stupidly acknowledged its accuracy, while trying simultaneously to distance themselves from it:
"The document was used for a fundraising presentation Chairman Steele did not attend, nor had he seen the document," RNC Communications Director Doug Heye said in an email. "Fundraising documents are often controversial. Obviously, the Chairman disagrees with the language and finds the use of such imagery to be unacceptable. It will not be used by the Republican National Committee--in any capacity--in the future," Heye said.(courtesy Politico.com)
I'll tell you what's obvious, Mr. Heye--not only does the Republican National Committee not give a shit about its own supporters, or the actual governing of the country, but they have trouble keeping track of incredibly important documents.
As word of the gross irresponsibility and slander reached the Republican base, unemployed overweight white people across the middle of the country inexplicably reached for their checkbooks and the Dark Side rolled on, ever more confident in its divine inability to derail itself...
Slightly-Related Sidenote: Does the U.S. really need an Ambassador to Luxembourg? It's a tiny city-state full of nothing but banks, forests, and an old castle. I'm sure the Ambassador to Belgium or France can handle whatever is going on over there.