All I can say is, "Wow." Apparently, when Republicans call for fiscal restraint, they don't mean with respect to the organization they run.
Hotline On Call's Reid Wilson reports that the Republican National Committee spent $340,000 on a three-day retreat to Hawaii in January of 2010.
The cost included $167,000 for accommodations at a "posh" Waikiki resort for all 168 members of the RNC, $90,000 more for the lodging of 32 RNC staffers and officials who made the trip, and the remainder from airline flights, travel, and meal reimbursements.
All I can say to Michael Steele and these 168 folks is thank you, thank you, thank you. You've made it much easier for Democrats to prevail in a combative national climate by ensuring none of your donors' dollars actually go to any candidates.