RNC chairman Michael Steele got a very public diss from a departing top aide. Gentry Collins quit his job as RNC Political Director, but did not leave quietly.
He wrote a four-page resignation letter, railing against Steele's leadership. The main issue is money. Gentry accused the RNC chairman of squandering cash and allowing the RNC donor base to "wither."
"In the previous two non-presidential cycles, the RNC carried over $4.8 million and $3.1 million respectively in cash reserve balances into the presidential cycles," Collins wrote. "In stark contrast, we enter the 2012 presidential cycle with 100% of the RNC's $15 million in lines of credit tapped out, and unpaid bills likely to add millions to that debt."
Maybe the letter the Capitol Hill equivalent of the Jet Blue emergency slide.
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