Ah, young Nathan Taylor. Remember him? The Chairman of the Young Republican National Convention in Las Vegas? You know the one who said such inspiring things as:
Nathan Taylor further commented "It is no wonder why so-called political leaders who cater to these malcontents no longer control the Presidency, the Congress, most governorships nor state legislatures. They clearly stand for nothing but thwarting those brave men and women who desire only to protect us from our proven enemies."What a guy. Well, seems old Nathan isn't making any friends on his side of the aisle either. Apparently the convention wasn't a money-maker, and Nathan has been stiffed with the bill. For as much as 25 Grand.
Nevada's chapter of the Young Republicans has basically imploded, leaving its chairman with up to $25,000 in personal debt and allegations that he mishandled money.Well, he's learing how to be a republican attack dog early on in his young career, except he's attacking the wrong side. Go Nathan!!
All but three people have resigned from the statewide group, but the fallout could prove increasingly embarrassing to the entire state Republican Party.
Today, the chairman of the group, Reno resident Nathan Taylor, plans to hold a press conference attacking three of the state's party leaders -- Sen. John Ensign, Rep. Jim Gibbons and Rep. Jon Porter.
"I've got bills at the hotel I can't pay," said Taylor, a 29-year-old political science senior at UNR who said he had to quit his food service job and drop classes to plan the convention.The tears are just about to fall on my cheeks. Young Taylor might have a future with the President's Council of Economic Advisors or the House Ways and Means Committee, he obviously has mastered Deficit Spending 101.
Taylor estimates that the convention, attended by about 600 people from around the nation, is at least $10,000 -- and up to $25,000 -- in the red.
As the chairman, he said he'll personally have to cough up the cash.
"It's a really sad day when my congressmen and my senator, who are sitting on millions, can't cut me a check for $25,000," Taylor said. "I don't think I'm asking for much."
But within days after dropping the charges against Taylor, all but three members of the state Young Republican group resigned, saying they were convinced the convention would turn up short of money.So, the other YR's were sure it was loser, but our boy he just kept on keepin on!
Robyn Pladson, chairwoman of the North Dakota Young Republicans and a member of the national group appointed to oversee convention finances, said Taylor refused to give information that the oversight group requested.Just following the lead of his heros in DC, that's all. Oversight? That's for pussies and losers!
Taylor said the charges against him are all politically motivated, and he is holding the press conference today because he wants to get his life back in shape.Wow! What a guy. Broke his back and lost everything. Well, if it's any consolation, he might still be able to enlist, get deployed and fend off his creditors under the Soldiers and Sailors Civil Relief Act. But really, would you want this guy next to you? I mean I can only take so much whining....on the bright side, since the US Government is now allowing folks who can be charged under the Espionage Act to keep their security clearances, his financial problems should be no barrier to at least a Secret with a Background Investigation.
"I was put through hell," he said. "It hurt me, it hurt my family. I had broken my back and lost everything to put on this convention."
You Go, Nathan!
cross-posted from Democratic Veteran