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January 13, 2010

RNC Agitating To Get Steele to Quit?

They don't want to fire him. So are they demanding this to induce him to quit, supposedly of his own accord?

Senior Republican National Committee members are preparing a motion demanding that RNC Chairman Michael S. Steele cancel promotional events for the book he wrote as chairman, The Washington Times has learned.

The proposed motion, to be presented to the 168-member RNC at its annual winter meeting in Honolulu at the end of this month, also would direct him to donate to the RNC and Republican candidates all proceeds from the book.

That is what you call an unacceptable offer. (And yes, I agree, Steele should not have written this book, especially without disclosing it.)

But the demand here is so unacceptable it's pretty clearly, to me at least, a passive-aggressive request that he resign.

If they want him to go they should just say so. This John Edwards style "why didn't you come to me like an f'n' man" stuff isn't fooling anyone.

Also, the PR fallout they think they'd get -- the first black RNC chair fired storyline -- is like a three day story.


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