Michael S. Steele, Republican National Committee chairman, is using his title to market himself for paid appearances nationwide, personally profiting from speeches with fees of up to $20,000 at colleges, trade associations and other groups - an unusual practice criticized by a string of past party chairmen. <snip>
EXCLUSIVE: Ex-RNC chiefs rip Steele speaking fees - Washington Times
Excuse me. But doesn't almost every politician do this in one way or another? Speaking fees? Consulting fees?
Write a book. Special interest group buys 200,000 copies of it and gives them away?
It's just another kickback loophole, fer sure, but why focus on Steele?