This news about the almost-certain ousting of Michael Steele is kind of bittersweet. On the one hand, it's never fun to watch somebody fail so spectacularly at something. On the other hand, that first hand was a lie…
A weeklong canvass of the party's governing board by POLITICO revealed 88 [of 168] members who have decided not to vote for Steele, either opting to support one of his opponents or simply ruling out Steele as a choice in the race.
Fifty-five members, some of whom have endorsed one of Steele's challengers, have signaled that they will not support the chairman under any circumstances. An additional 33 pledged their support elsewhere…
Further, whip counts kept by several of the chairman's opponents suggest the Anybody-but-Steele bloc could be even larger, including as many as 90 to 100 members.
Generally speaking, when the "Anybody-but-[Blank]" bloc comprises close to 60 percent of the electorate, experts in politicaly stuff usually consider that to be a bad thing.
Tags: Michael Steele, Republicans, RNC
When Tosh.0 returns for its third season on January 11, its website will be getting a brand new background. And you can be the one to design it!
Go to this here post, and you can download an easy peasy Photoshop file ripe for your grass roots creativity. It's so easy, in fact, that we decided to take a few minutes and drop Mr. Tosh into a number of settings where one is more likely to find a politician than a basic cable TV host. Such as…
Click pics for larger versions. More after the jump.
Tags: Barack Obama, Barbara Boxer, Colin Powell, Daniel Tosh, Games and Challenges, Joe Biden, John Kerry, Larry Craig, Michael Steele, Sarah Palin, Senate, Tosh.0, Travel, White House
Against all odds, Michael Steele has announced he will in fact run for reelection as RNC Chair. Though, looking at his track record, you have to think his chances are pretty slim. After all, the GOP doesn't need a clownish self-parody as the face of their party. It's time for someone more serious and less fallible. You know, like Sarah Palin or Carrot Top.
The Daily Show airs Monday through Thursday at 11pm / 10c.
Tags: Fox, Greta Van Susteren, Jon Stewart, Michael Steele, Republicans, Rick Santorum, RNC, The Daily Show, Video, Wyatt Cenac
Hey, Michael Steele! Remember how yesterday, everybody was making very serious faces and talking in solemn tones about how you were probably not going to be running for head of the RNC again? That was because everybody assumed that you were self-aware enough to know that you had virtually no chance of getting a second term and that the social contract called for people to refrain from laughing directly into your face.
I think that contract is now effectively broken…
Tags: Fox, Michael Steele, RNC
We just received the heartbreaking news that Michael Steele — the man who jammed the "urban" into "Republurban" — may not be seeking reelection as head of the RNC.
Words fail. The grief is crippling. Hopelessness descends like some sort of fog made out of hungry poisonous insects. But maybe — just maybe — this collection of clips from The Colbert Report can do something to ease the pain. Hold them! Hold them deep within the confines of your heart…
The New Word Czar
More clips after the jump.
The Colbert Report airs Monday through Thursday at 11:30pm / 10:30c.
Tags: Michael Steele, Music, RNC, Stephen Colbert, The Colbert Report, Video