Romney Campaign Pays For Night At Risque Club
Far too often, Mitt Romney comes across as an uptight, aloof and out of touch aristocrat, as recent polling reveals. However, upon reviewing his campaign expenses, one cannot help but notice one glimpse into a wilder side to the campaign.
Within his latest filings with the Federal Elections Commission, an interesting line pops out: $385.24 was spent at “The Mint Restaurant and Ultra Lounge” in Scottsdale Arizona. The Mint is a new attraction built inside a former bank in old Scottsdale. After its opening in June of 2011, The Mint rapidly earned its place in the city’s nightlife.
Checking out the website for this “Ultra Lounge” finds that it offers such amenities as a champagne bar in its co-ed bathroom, floor shows featuring models, dancers and showgirls, as well as the largest restaurant patio in downtown Scottsdale. It also offers a wide range of bank themed mixed drinks such as the “Piggy Bank” and “Dirty Money.” With a menu specialized in pan-Asian cuisine and an extensive wine menu from only the best vineyards, The Mint has set itself as the club for the affluent and those aspiring to join them.
Offering up to 4 DJ booths, the Mint harks back to an older, more casual era. Echoes of famous clubs such as Studio 54 in New York and The Playboy Club in Chicago are prevalent in the Ultra Lounge scene, which the Mint is a shining example of.
When asked about the expense, Campaign spokesperson Andrea Saul told Huffington Post that “Campaign staffers having dinner is hardly news.”
Enjoying “socializing in the bathroom” as one review proclaimed as a feature of the club does seem to be something worth mentioning. Particularly for a political party so obsessed with artificial standards of “decency” that were considered quaint twenty years ago. But, as always, IOKIYAR. It’s OK if you’re a Republican.
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