The Paranoid Guide to Better Living: The Destruction of Michael Steele
And now your host, Paranoia:
Michael Steele needs to run. He needs to drop the GOP and head for the hills, take whatever pride and confidence he has left and just disappear into the night. Go open a restaurant in his hometown, or a used car dealership - anything except continue to represent the Republican National Committee as its chairman. Because they will slowly tear him apart until he is forced to retire the post under duress or forced out.
I surmised in an earlier post that the GOP is clearly grooming Sarah Palin for Steele's job. With their latest attack on Steele, that theory is becoming closer to being truth. Recently the treasurer of the RNC accused Steele of hiding more than $7 million in debt to inflate the party's finances and mislead donors.
When all is ironed out, the RNC was basically doing what a lot of regular people do - they were floating their bills. So why exactly is it even news? Why would anyone care if they ended up paying their bills anyway? Which they did. Because it's part of a slander campaign by the RNC so that when they finally do oust Steele, they don't get heat for it. Why is that? Because he's African-American that's why.
Having an African-American chairman of the RNC makes them feel all warm and fuzzy. It fights off race claims and ensures a portion of the minority vote. So they can't just oust him for being him. Even after he paid for a donors' night at a lesbian-themed bondage club in L.A. and travels like a freaking African prince, it's not enough. They need something concrete, with facts and numbers and math.
This latest flap is the start of that, to bury Steele beneath numbers and official type stuff. No more general slander and pointing out his lavish lifestyle and behavior. Because when it comes to politicians in leadership roles, that's about the norm. Next month though, Steele faces his 168-member central committee which is probably holding onto something extra special to release to the press. I have no idea what it is, maybe a transvestite hooker, but it's gonna be big.Continued on the next page