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Qtec
04-10-2010, 02:47 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Junior staffer big GOP buyer

By Adam C. Smith, Times Political Editor

Published Friday, April 9, 2010

She was a 25-year-old junior staffer when the Florida Republican Party gave her an American Express card.

<span style='font-size: 20pt'>Over the next 2 years, nearly $1.3 million in charges wound up on Melanie Phister's AmEx $40,000 at a London hotel, and nearly $20,000 in plane tickets for indicted former House Speaker Ray Sansom, his wife and kids, for starters.</span> Statements show thousands spent on jewelry, sporting goods and in one case $15,000 for what's listed as a month-long stay at a posh Miami Beach hotel, but which the party says was a forfeited deposit.

<span style='font-size: 17pt'>The credit card records, obtained by the St. Petersburg Times and Miami Herald, offer the latest behind-the-scenes look at extravagant and free-wheeling spending by the party <u>touting fiscal restraint</u>.</span> Not only did certain elite legislative leaders have their own party credit cards to spend donors' money with little oversight, but Phister's records show these leaders also liberally used an underling's card without her knowledge, she says.

"I did not have the sole discretion to initiate credit card spending," Phister said in an e-mail statement. "Over that period of time, there were multiple instances when the card was used to make purchases that I had no knowledge of, and I did not regularly review the monthly credit card statements which I understand were sent directly to the Party's accounting office." </div></div>

Read on. link (http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/stateroundup/junior-florida-republican-party-staffer-had-13-million-charged-to-party/1086335#)

Q

LWW
04-10-2010, 04:40 AM
This type of thing is non partisan and simply a matter of theft.

The same thing, except on a much larger scale, happened under the Clinton admin where federal employees were given CC's willy nilly and fraud was rampant.

Thieves should be jailed ... regardless of party affiliation. Do you agree Q?

LWW

Gayle in MD
04-10-2010, 06:19 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Qtec</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Junior staffer big GOP buyer

By Adam C. Smith, Times Political Editor

Published Friday, April 9, 2010

She was a 25-year-old junior staffer when the Florida Republican Party gave her an American Express card.

<span style='font-size: 20pt'>Over the next 2 years, nearly $1.3 million in charges wound up on Melanie Phister's AmEx $40,000 at a London hotel, and nearly $20,000 in plane tickets for indicted former House Speaker Ray Sansom, his wife and kids, for starters.</span> Statements show thousands spent on jewelry, sporting goods and in one case $15,000 for what's listed as a month-long stay at a posh Miami Beach hotel, but which the party says was a forfeited deposit.

<span style='font-size: 17pt'>The credit card records, obtained by the St. Petersburg Times and Miami Herald, offer the latest behind-the-scenes look at extravagant and free-wheeling spending by the party <u>touting fiscal restraint</u>.</span> Not only did certain elite legislative leaders have their own party credit cards to spend donors' money with little oversight, but Phister's records show these leaders also liberally used an underling's card without her knowledge, she says.

"I did not have the sole discretion to initiate credit card spending," Phister said in an e-mail statement. "Over that period of time, there were multiple instances when the card was used to make purchases that I had no knowledge of, and I did not regularly review the monthly credit card statements which I understand were sent directly to the Party's accounting office." </div></div>

Read on. link (http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/stateroundup/junior-florida-republican-party-staffer-had-13-million-charged-to-party/1086335#)

Q </div></div>

Hilarious. The Republican Party just looks more stupid everyday.

Steele was out there last week pulling the race card....after all of the extravagant expenditures were revealed.

Greenspan's excuses were a joke!

Palin and Bachmann, two idiots, spewing nasty rhetoric and lies, in the most offensive speaking voices in history.

How the hell any Americans vote Republican is beyond me. Too stupid to know where their own demise originated.

G.

pooltchr
04-10-2010, 09:24 AM
Nice rant against all things conservative. Now, did you have any intelligent comment you wanted to add?

Steve