Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Politico Just Can't Quit Michael Steele, but Everybody Else Wants To



This morning, Politico posted five articles (5!) which mention, or are about, Michael Steele, even though Steele himself has been a good boy and hasn't done or said anything stupid all week. Well done, Michael, and well done, Politico! I'll go ahead and read them so that you don't have to:

  • Who leads the GOP? Nobody can figure it out! The top vote-getter in Pew's poll was "I Dunno." The actual, real person to get the most votes was... John McCain! Haw. Michael Steele? 2%!
  • Boring article about Mel Martinez mentions Steele because... well, because it's Politico.
  • If the fabulously-named James Tedisco doesn't win his special election in New York, it could be curtains for the puppy lover! Or not! Nobody knows, because it's the future!
  • Horrible Roger "Simple" Simon ponders the Steele conundrum: "[The] problem is that the Republican Party is shrinking to a hard core, a core that equates Steele’s 'big-tent outreach' with an abandonment of basic conservative principles." Like Roger Simon*, for instance.
  • Steele has hired a communications director! But nobody has ever heard of him! “It’s like Michael Steele is a Democrat trying to do everything possible to screw us.” Shhh! Don't give it away!

Elsewhere, not at Politico, Thomas Sowell has finally decided to pile on the Michael Steele bandwagon with bonus digs at important Republican official John McCain's Daughter. In the same column, he refers to Ann Coulter as "articulate" and says that Rush Limbaugh's radio show contains "far more factual information and in-depth analysis than in the programs or writings of pundits with more of a ponderous tone or intellectual airs."

And finally, there are so many other articles and columns calling for Steele's resignation all over the place, everywhere, that one wonders, really, if shutting up has been a good strategy for him. Can he make it to April? Cross your fingers, Pony Pals™!

*Re-reading Simon's piece, it occurred to me that one of his main points is that it's nice and everything for Steele to say he's trying to appeal to Hispanics and African Americans, but to actually do so would violate Republican policy. In other words, building a big tent: good; actually letting people inside the big tent: bad.

8 comments:

FranIAm said...

Oh I love that you mention Jim Tedisco. That is my district and I can't wait to vote... not for Tedisco. (Might I mention here that the preponderance of "Hunters for Tedisco" and "Sportsmen for Tedisco" lawn signs disturbs my spirit. Is he some kind of male Palin?)

The race is so so so much closer than expected, surprising even the Dems. I can see this is all part of the 6 Degrees of Steele-aration in which all GOP fuckups are just 6 degrees or less from Mikey "Puppy Love" Steele.

dguzman said...

Thank you so much for these critical updates! The guy is so stupid that he doesn't even have to do or say anything, and still the universe senses his stupidity.

Madduane said...

Nothing of consequence to add -- just that I think this particular puppy pic is especially apt.

HRH King Friday XIII, Ret. said...
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HRH King Friday XIII, Ret. said...

said...
Ann Coulter's is atriculate? Please. That's like saying that her jock strap doesn't smell.

Lulu Maude said...

Nobody condenses as divinely as you do, Princess.

And Friday XIII, I think I'm falling for you.

Karen Zipdrive said...

I still say we should push Dick Cheney forward as the leader of the GOP.
He's so charming, and when he leans forward and give reporters the Vulcan Death Stare, what could make us feel safer?

Batocchio said...

As you touch on, the point of that big tent that ruins the landscape is to incite anger and envy in the unworthy...