Good news for Michael Steele! Oh, sure, nobody will ever hire him again for anything, but he is officially safe for the remainder of his term at the RNC.
What's that you say? Tell me something I don't know? Oh, right, yes, actually we already knew about the GOP being stuck with Michael and not being able to do anything about it. What's hilarious is that according to Talking Points Memo, Mikey has gotten signatures of support from more than a third of RNC members. Now, cynics may point out that this means that he hasn't gotten signatures of support from nearly two-thirds of RNC members, but for Mikey this is a glass-one-third-full/glass-two-thirds-empty distinction. Glass one-third full! Yay!
Gosh, could anybody have warned the RNC about picking Steele and helped them to avoid all this trouble? Haw, yes, of course. Maybe if the RNC had more Pony Pals™ reading this blog, this never would have happened. Just for fun, here's a look back at what I wrote on the day they chose him as leader, January 30, 2009:
This is a great day. Puppies for everyone! Michael Steele is such a lightweight and so obviously stupid that it's only a matter of time before he does or says something wonderfully dumb. I can't wait.
I didn't have to wait for long! But OK, that was the same day they voted him in, so not much of a warning. Anything earlier? Yes, on November 12, 2008, in a post titled Michael Steele As Head Of The RNC? Yes, Please!:
Oh, yes, yes, yes, anything to put Sparklefave Michael "Puppy Lover" Steele back in the spotlight! Let's see, they need somebody to "lead them out of the wilderness," so how about a total dunderhead who lost his race for the Senate by double digits to an absolute nobody? How about somebody whose main selling point was a Boston terrier? How about somebody who got busted for having homeless people distribute fliers implying he was a Democrat? Do you need somebody to combat notions of GOP racism? Why not hire somebody whose campaign produced some of the most shockingly racist ads of all time? Awesome idea!
So they can't say I didn't try.