*A spokesman for the Republican National Committee is denying a report that Chairman Michael Steele spent nearly two thousand dollars for “meals” at a lesbian-and-bondage-themed nightclub in West Hollywood.

Monday’s article in the Daily Caller claims that Steele maintains an overall “lavish lifestyle” on the road, and that he’s also spent thousands of dollars on high-end travel arrangements and posh hotels.

“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 $1,946.25 at Voyeur West Hollywood, a bondage-themed nightclub featuring topless women dancers imitating lesbian sex,” according to the Daily Caller’s Jonathan Strong.

But, RNC spokesman Greg Sargent says that it was not Steele who partied it up at Voyeur.

“We are investigating the expenditure in question,” says Sargent. “The story willfully and erroneously suggests that the expenditure in question was one belonging to the Chairman. This was a reimbursement made to a non-committee staffer. “The Chairman was never at the location in question, he had no knowledge of the expenditure, nor does he find the use of committee funds at such a location at all acceptable.” “Despite the accuracy of the story in the Daily Caller, Republican donors and strategists are using this latest bungle as more ammunition to call for Steele’s resignation.”

“For those donors who truly believe in conservative values, this latest news about Steele has to be very disturbing,” said Douglas MacKinnon, former press secretary to Majority Leader Robert Dole. “No matter which side of the aisle you find yourself, if you are giving a political party your hard-earned money, you should have no doubts that it is going to be spent as advertised and not to provide a spoiled, egocentric, out-of-touch chairman with frivolous luxuries which are out of reach of the vast majority of the American people. Michael Steele needs to resign and let the RNC vote in a man or woman who understands that his or her needs do not come before the needs of the nation or the party.”

“I think it certainly suggest a certain tone deafness,” confirmed Mark DeMoss, a longtime GOP donor who has decided to stop giving to committees. “I think it suggests either that you are out of touch or that you are more important than your constituents and your donors and either case is bad, whichever one you are guilty of.”