More problems for Michael Steele, the incredibly ineffective and latest anti-gay chairman of the Republican National Committee. Leading members of the RNC want to limit Steele's "control over the party's purse strings", the Washington Times reports.
A battle over control of the party's purse strings has erupted at the troubled Republican National Committee, with defenders of Chairman Michael S. Steele accusing dissident RNC members of trying to "embarrass and neuter" the party's new leader.
Randy Pullen, the RNC's elected treasurer, former RNC General Counsel David Norcross and three other former top RNC officers have presented Mr. Steele with a resolution, calling for a new set of checks and balances on the chairman's power to dole out money.
A party chairman without authority to write checks? Steele would be the party's "token" chairman in more ways than one.
Think Progress reports the RNC chairman Steele threatened to withhold campaign funds from Sen. Arlen Specter, after Specter voted for President Barack Obama’s economic recovery package. We all see how that worked out.