WASHINGTON - It's the season for giving, and this year the National Republican Senatorial Committee is joining those appealing for donations.Blessed be Elizabeth Dole, who goes out begging for alms during the Christmas season to pay off her debt. Why the horrible timing, when people are getting fliers asking them to spare a nickel for a starving child, when people are giving Toys for Tots, when people are giving last minute tax-deductible donations to the homeless shelter so they can look their children in the eyes, why now?
The committee's fund-raising has lagged behind those of other national party committees, and it's run up a debt.
So, the committee's chairwoman, Senator Elizabeth Dole, sent an urgent appeal to donors this week. The letter says if the debt lingers, it will "cripple" Republican efforts to recruit strong Senate candidates for the 2008 election.
Oh. You don't want us to know just how far in debt you are, eh? Well, good luck with that. Because I'm pretty sure the numbers will tell us how much you raised SINCE the election, which will tell the voters how much Elizabeth Dole borrowed against the party's future to lose EVERY COMPETITIVE seat.
Party committees are required to file post-election financial reports with the Federal Election Commission next week.