Friday, January 30, 2009

Steele Elected RNC Chair

Michael Steele today was elected Chairman of the Republican National Committee.

It took six ballots but Steele beat South Carolina Republican Party Chairman Katon Dawson by a vote of 91-77.

Steele is best known for having served as Lieutenant-Governor of Maryland from 2003 to 2007. And yes, Steele is the first African-American to Chair the Republican National Committee.

Had Steele not been elected one can only imagine how the MSM would have reacted. Especially in light of Dawson's recent disclosure that he belonged to a whites only country club.

Of course, now that Steele is the Chairman of RNC I wonder how long it will take for MSM to refer to Steele as an "Uncle Tom" or an "Oreo" or deride from being "inauthentically black."
But such derision might not be such a bad thing because if the MSM does so it means they see Steele as someone who threatens the liberal hegemony a la Sarah Palin. In that case the issue isn't color of Steele's skin but rather its thickness.

With that Mr. Steele I wish you good luck because at least until the Republican Primaries you are the face of the Republican Party.

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