Thursday, March 12, 2009

Steele Cage Match

The GOP picking Michael Steele as party Chair is the gift that keeps on giving...
In an interview with GQ, RNC Chairman Michael Steele made some statements that will likely be controversial with many of his Republican constituents.

On if women have the right to choose an abortion: "Yeah. I mean, again, I think that’s an individual choice."

On whether homosexuality is a choice: "Oh, no. I don’t think I’ve ever really subscribed to that view, that you can turn it on and off like a water tap. Um, you know, I think that there’s a whole lot that goes into the makeup of an individual that, uh, you just can’t simply say, oh, like, ‘Tomorrow morning I’m gonna stop being gay.’ It’s like saying, ‘Tomorrow morning I’m gonna stop being black.’"

Granted, there's nothing I would consider remarkable in there, and Steele remains a total jackass, but he's inside the GOP housefire pissing gasoline, and it is awesome to behold...


Toast said...

It is not uncommon to see stupid people rise through the ranks of the GOP, but usually there's a certain level of political shrewdness - even competence - that goes along with it and helps buffer them. Steele is something else entirely. He just seems to babble incoherently 24/7. It's remarkable that the GOP - the party of robotic message discipline - chose a guy like this to be their public face.

Mr Furious said...

Somehow their "ME TOO!" rush to get a black guy front and center without thinking it through hasn't worked out...hard to imagine.

Smitty said... mean the Republicans did't properly vet someone before elevating them to a position of high publicity? Who'd have thought??

Master Mahan said...

It’s like saying, ‘Tomorrow morning I’m gonna stop being black.’"

Incidentally, that's the exact phrase Michael Steele used when he joined the Republican Party.

I'm really going to miss Steele when he's gone. I can't help but like the guy and his clumsy fumblings and wacky pratfalls. It's like trying to stay mad at Michael Scott or Homer Simpson.