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.