Roy Blunt didn't get to where he is by letting his K Street constituency forget how much he loves and needs them.
So what is Blunt working on two months into his term as U.S. Senator? Continuing his proud tradition of K Street outreach by planning a "fall retreat" for them at the Kiawah Island Golf Resort in South Carolina.
You thought Ol' Roy would keep tweeting about blue jeans and pretending his heart's really in Missouri? Please.
Blunt's upcoming "retreat" is just another entry in a long list of luxurious events by Blunt's Rely On Your Beliefs (ROYB Fund) and campaign committees far, far away from voters and reporters in the Show-Me State. As you may have read during the 2010 Senate race when Blunt and his handlers were downplaying his nauseating ties to the influence peddling industry.
Blunt proved skilled at utilizing his Rely on Your Beliefs PAC as a GOP leader in the House, a position he held until this year. Since 2005, it took in nearly $4 million, according to campaign disclosure reports.
Those reports list expenses at elegant venues such as the Kiawah Island Golf Resort in South Carolina, the Raspberry Falls Golf & Hunt Club in Virginia and Sea Island Company on St. Simon's Island, Ga. A Blunt associate noted that PAC-funders paid their own way to the tony destinations, where they were treated to receptions and dinners.
Blunt's Senate campaign also spent tens of thousands on seaside merriment.
The upside to all of this is that there aren't any resorts or destinations in Missouri that could use this nice infusion of cash.