Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Michael Steele Photoshop Contest

Monday was not a fun day for the RNC:
According to two knowledgeable sources, Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele once raised the possibility of using party money to buy a private jet for his travel.

“I know that … regular ongoing use of planes was something that was looked at,” says one person with direct knowledge. “I can’t speak to how serious those inquiries were.” Both sources say Steele considered purchasing a plane outright, or buying fractional ownership in one, through a company such as NetJets.
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Once on the ground, FEC filings suggest, Steele travels in style. A February RNC trip to California, for example, included a $9,099 stop at the Beverly Hills Hotel, $6,596 dropped at the nearby Four Seasons, and $1,620.71 spent [update: the amount is actually $1,946.25] at Voyeur West Hollywood, a bondage-themed nightclub featuring topless women dancers imitating lesbian sex.
This news presented even more problems for everyone's favorite RNC Chairman, Michael Steele, and most worrisome of all, the distinct possibility that he could resign.

We figured the only way to cope the news is to have a photoshop contest that we've been planning
since the day the pictures of Steele with his RNC interns leaked to the internetfor some time now.

Here's a link to the full set of pictures (17 total), and a preview for those who somehow haven't seen them:

A few thousand dollars at a lesbian bondage club might have cost Michael Steele his job, but they'll never take our pictures away.

Send in your submissions to thetrainofthought @ gmail.com by next Tuesday, and we'll post the results on the blog. And if his resignation rumors come true, we'll also forward the best ones over to the RNC to make sure they understand what a terrible mistake they're making. We should also probably forward some to Jon Ziegler too, just because.

Good Luck!


  1. oh boy, time to fire up the ol' photoshopping tools

  2. Oh man, these are already good enough that it's hardly worth breaking out photoshop. But let's bring it!