This actually explains a lot! See, everybody's reaction to Michael Steele has been all, like, OMG, why is he saying all these stupid things? Well! It turns out we were all walking into his cleverly designed trap:
Steele: I am very introspective about things. I don't do -- I am a cause and effect kind of guy. So if I do something, there's a reason for it. Even, it may look like a mistake, a gaffe. There is a rationale, there's a logic behind it.
Lemon: Even with the current events in news--
Lemon: There's a rationale behind Rush, all that stuff?
Steele: Yup. Yup.
Lemon: You want to share it with us?
Steele: Sure, I want to see what the landscape looks like. I want to see who yells the loudest, I wanted to know who says they're with me but really isn't.
Lemon: How does that help you?
Steele: It helps me understand my position on the chess board. It helps me understand, you know, where the enemy camp is and where those who are inside the tent are.
Lemon: It's all strategic?
Steele: It's all strategic.
OH! I feel so used. It's humbling to realize that Mikey is simply so brilliant that his actions merely seem incomprehensible to the rest of us.
In other Steele news, I'm assuming this was also intentional:
Tuesday night was the National Republican Congressional Committee’s big donor dinner at the National Building Museum, with the GOP headliner, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal.
And next to Jindal sat a big, empty seat. With a nameplate.
Whose seat could that be? Why, it was reserved for RNC Chairman Michael Steele.
RNC staffers were overheard at the dinner saying they didn’t understand the error; they thought it was on his schedule.
Ha! Steele wanted you to think it was on his schedule. He's just keeping you on your toes!