On the topic
of the RNC footing James Tobin's legal bills, remember that their support didn't stop there. Tobin was also tapped to be the New England chairman of the Bush-Cheney re-election campaign, run by Ken Mehlman.
And he remained in that position until he was forced to resign
, shortly after his role in the scheme was made public
This despite the fact that the RNC knew, at least as early as the summer of 2003, that Tobin was mixed up in the jamming - that's when the two other key players pled guilty and fingered Tobin, who was being represented by an RNC lawyer at the time.