Thursday, July 14, 2005

When those chickenhawks come home to roost.


Oh, man, I might just sit here and giggle myself into senselessness. Y'all remember those tough-talking, patriotic Young Republicans back here, no? The ones who think military action is just peachy as long as it doesn't muss their hair or intrude on their party time.

Well, apparently, that last little upscale shindig of theirs didn't work out so well:

Nevada's chapter of the Young Republicans has basically imploded, leaving its chairman with up to $25,000 in personal debt and allegations that he mishandled money.

All but three people have resigned from the statewide group, but the fallout could prove increasingly embarrassing to the entire state Republican Party.

Today, the chairman of the group, Reno resident Nathan Taylor, plans to hold a press conference attacking three of the state's party leaders -- Sen. John Ensign, Rep. Jim Gibbons and Rep. Jon Porter.

Taylor argues that the state's Republican delegation should have helped him fund the national Young Republican convention held last week at Mandalay Bay.

"I've got bills at the hotel I can't pay," said Taylor, a 29-year-old political science senior at UNR who said he had to quit his food service job and drop classes to plan the convention.

Taylor estimates that the convention, attended by about 600 people from around the nation, is at least $10,000 -- and up to $25,000 -- in the red.

As the chairman, he said he'll personally have to cough up the cash
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And how is it that Taylor could have buried himself in so much debt? Gosh, it couldn't be because he chose to have his little soiree at the goddamned Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino instead of, say, the Ramada, could it?

At the risk of a neck-snapping change of subject, this I think explains why the halls of higher academia really are a bastion of left-wing, liberal thought. Because conservatives are so fucking stupid, that's why.

AFTERSNARK
: Poor Nathan gets TBogged. No, not "teabagged". "TBogged". Honestly, sometimes, you people ...

AND THERE'S MORE: Following a link from a TBogg commenter, it appears that really stupid, arrogant, youthful Republicans are pretty much par for the course. Jesus, do they take a course to be this dense?

1 comment:

dAVE said...

He's a YOUNG Repubican. The older ones know 2 things:

1) Never use your own money
and
2) Always leave someone else holding the bag.

Poor kid's got a lot to learn.

ha ha ha.