Whee! OK, actually, I'm being a little dishonest because this isn't really a Michael Steele roundup. Oh, sure, it used to be fun when, every couple of days, he'd say something amusingly dumb and we'd have a good chuckle. These days, though, Michael is just so very, very dumb that it's impossible to keep up. The biggest problem is that most of the things that come out of his mouth just plain don't make any sense whatsoever, so what, really, can you say? It's like being in a debate with somebody, and they say, "My position is peach mannequin quasar labyrinth balls." What's your counterpoint to that?
Here's a good example: somebody asked Michael Steele why it was bad for Obama to have a "delayed" reaction to the Christmas underoo bomber but OK that Bush had a late response to the shoe bomber. Here's his answer:
I think the timing was right in the moment because you can’t afford to go much further without being very clear the direction the administration wants to go on this matter.
OK, honestly, read that to yourself really slowly and carefully and take note that it is a total and complete non sequitur. He is literally saying nothing at all. I think it's kinda cute that Think Progress ignores this fact and tries, admirably I guess, to refute what they think he meant to say. Of course, now Michael Steele can easily respond, "That's not what I said," and he would be totally right! See how that works?
It reminds me of how Condi used to talk: she'd go on and on and on, really using a lot of words, but then when you'd try to parse what she was actually saying, it would all vanish in a puff of smoke.
It's good work if you can get it!