Young Eagles Director Fired Over Voyeur Scandal; Erik Brown’s Name Is Cleared

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Tuesday, March 30, 2010 at 11:55 am

Reid Wilson breaks the news:

Allison Meyers, director of the RNC’s “Young Eagles” program, was terminated yesterday after reports that the RNC reimbursed a donor for a nearly $2K expense at the Voyeur nightclub in West Hollywood.

A CA GOP consultant, Erik Brown, was reimbursed for the expense after a Young Eagles event in Beverly Hills. A CA blog reported that an RNC staffer’s credit card was declined at the club, so Brown grudgingly put the expense on his own card.

That’s 180 degrees away from what many people thought yesterday — that Brown had acted overzealously, that the reimbursement was for a night he planned, and that the RNC had slipped up in cutting the check. Now Brown, whose reputation was dragged through the mud for a day, looks like the victim of a media frenzy. Today, Republicans are making sure that everyone knows Brown was caught up in something he did not plan — his mistake was asking for the reimbursement, apparently convinced that it would be fine with the RNC, since it was Meyers’ idea. That’s still going to deliver a hit to Brown’s reputation.

What happens next at the RNC? The Young Eagles are, naturally, a bit more on-the-edge when it comes to fundraising events — they’re the group planning the upcoming event on Xe’s property — but I am told that the RNC will introduce some new ground rules about what can and cannot bought and rented with an RNC credit card, or under the RNC’s auspices.

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strangely_enough
Comment posted March 30, 2010 @ 4:53 pm

they’re the group planning the upcoming event on Xe’s property

Wow, these people really know how to pick venues. That should be as big, or bigger, a scandal than the strip club.


bearclaw
Comment posted March 30, 2010 @ 6:18 pm

I see. As an encore to “Lesbian Bondage Night”, the Young Eagles will celebrate “Chickenhawks Go to War Day” at Xe's training facility. Now we know how “Young” Republicans play: pretend sex, and pretend war.


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multicultural R US
Comment posted March 30, 2010 @ 8:26 pm

if you were a hot-blooded young Con waiting for the Boehner Armageddon, wouldn't you want to get in some final lesbian bondage freak action? I mean, with this Armageddon stuff happenin', who cares about ethics and morality? get your conservative freak on!


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Truther
Comment posted March 31, 2010 @ 4:44 pm

Dude…. talk about getting your facts wrong. Or is that called lying?


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Old Eagle
Comment posted April 1, 2010 @ 1:47 am

I hope Erik Brown at least got a lap dance from Allison Meyers for all his troubles..Just saying! And “Young Eagles”? Yeah there's nothing homoerotic about that name…


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brian m
Comment posted April 2, 2010 @ 12:46 am

So far I've heard the money has not been refunded. Where is this Erik Brown guy? No comment? If my business is getting “slammed” I certainly wouldn't hide under the table, unless I was certainly guilty!


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Comment posted April 14, 2010 @ 7:44 am

well yah if his guilty he should be hiding from this scandal


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