We all know that politicians can spend a lot of money, but this is bad...even for them!
I would imagine that the most embarrassing thing about this is the fact that the book keeper had to explain that the $5 million reportedly spent for donuts was just a clerical error! Pretty bad when folks might think you actually spent that much money in just one small town donut shop, don't you think?
$9 million at Applebee's? Just a mistake, GOP saysAssociated Press
Oct. 6, 2010, 7:38AM
ROUND ROCK — Republicans must love doughnuts — or so it would seem from a glance at the latest finance report filed by the Republican Party of a suburban Austin county.
But Williamson County Republican Party officials say it’s only by a clerical foul-up that it reported spending $5,272,010 at Round Rock Donuts on Sept. 20 and $9,082,010 at Applebee’s restaurant in Georgetown on Sept. 8.
Party Treasurer Jon Jewett said that in the Applebee’s case, the date was entered as expenditure. He told the Austin American-Statesman the party dropped about $60 that time. He said he doesn’t know how the mess-up happened with the doughnut expenditure, which he said should have been $13.99.
Jewett said he’ll file a corrected report with the Texas Ethics Commission.
Now, I don't know about you, but I don't want this book keeper anywhere near my taxes! I'd rather do them myself!
Now, my friends, how about some fresh coffee on the patio? Sorry, I couldn't afford any donuts this morning!