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Steele Seeks National GOP Post

Our colleague Chris Cillizza reports that former Maryland lieutenant governor Michael S. Steele said yesterday that he will seek the chairmanship of the Republican National Committee, a move sure to shake up the race for control of a party demoralized by losses in last week's elections. You'll remember that Steele was one of the hits of the Republican National Convention, with his call to "Drill, baby, drill."

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By Anne Bartlett  |  November 14, 2008; 11:13 AM ET
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So Michael Steele want to follow in the footsteps of Alan Keyes into the national limelight.

Let's hope Mr. Steele's trail of success will mimic that of Keyes'.

Posted by: PrinceGeorgian | November 14, 2008 3:19 PM | Report abuse

Anyone who is seriously contemplating Michael Steele as RNC Chair obviously does not live in Maryland--let alone PG County--where Mr. Steele's name is now synonymous with sleaze.

As an often independent who voted many times for Mac Matthias, Larry Hogan--and who would have voted for Helen Bentley had the MD Republican party been intelligent enough to nominate her instead of Ellen Sauerbrey, I think I can tell you what the Republican party needs. We need real problem solvers like Tim Pawlenty or Bobby Jindal, Republicans of untarnished character, who have worked bi-partisanly on many issues. Mr. Steele never accomplished the only real project given to him by Bob Ehrlich--reporting on death sentencing rates by race--and merely served as Ehrlich's hatchet man. This past election proved Barbara Mikulski's famous quote after defeating Linda Chavez--"in Maryland, dirty politics is losing politics." Steele's participation in Ehrlich's slimey actics in PG County, where homeless Philly men distributed fraudulent election flyers left his state's citizens with a bad taste in their mouth. Please don't think he will save the Republican Party--far from it. He and Palin will bury it.

Like Alan Keyes, he needs to get a real job.

Posted by: commonsense101 | November 17, 2008 11:17 AM | Report abuse

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