Friday, January 30, 2009

The New Spook Sitting By The Door, Or the Man of Steele?

image thanks to The Page

Former Maryland lieutenant governor Michael Steele has been elected as the chairman of Republican National Committee. He will be the first African-American to hold that position.

Whether Steele represents a new direction for the Republicans, or just a new version of the spook sitting by the door, remains to be seen, but I think this is just another Palin-esque move by the Republicans. Last year they picked a radically rightwing woman for their VP candidate, in an effort to pick off Hillary Democrats, being unable to see the fundamental differences between them (intelligence, experience, elocution, media-savvy, ability to pay for one's own clothing) for their similarity in gender. Picking Steele as the RNC chair means that they now have a black face to hide behind, while they attempt to promugate their plantation-era politics.

I wonder if Rush Limbaugh will make Steele call him "Massa", as he's already done to one House Repug, Georgia's Phil Gingrey?

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