February 8th, 2009


Michael Steele, unspun.

What Republican Campaign Chairman Michael Steele said to George Stephanopoulos in his defense regarding the feathering of his sister's nestegg with $37K of his senate campaign funds was unfortunately mangled by spin, so I figured I would take a moment to correct it for him...

"Those allegations were leveled by MY FORMER CAMPAIGN CHAIRMAN, a convicted felon who was trying to get a reduced sentence on his conviction. . . "The thing about this George that is so frustrating to me, is that the Washington Post elevated this guy MY FORMER CAMPAIGN CHAIRMAN. And gave him credibility when no one else would. (EXCEPT ME.) That's disturbing. . .  You're getting ahead of yourselves here. You're trying to make a story out of something that isn't a story. We'll provide you with the information THAT I SHOULD'VE PROVIDED EVERYBODY WHILE I WAS RUNNING FOR MY POSITION.'"

Seriously. If I were a Republican, I'd be pissed. He's trying to disassociate himself from his former campaign chairman. It's as if President Obama were to try disassociating himself from David Plouffe, by saying " Well, I *WOULD* have talked about the charges he made against me earlier when I was running for office, but they simply weren't credible because the guy was a convicted crook!!"

Yes, Mr. Steele... But he was *YOUR* crook, and a longtime, close political associate of yours.  Sentenced to prison for nine years for a $32M fraud / money laundering scheme.

I'm not saying Steele is a crook... I'm just saying that he's been deceptive and monumentally obtuse in how he's handled this issue, to the point of disgracing himself and becoming a big liability to his party from Day One.  


Dammit to facebook hell.

Okay. I've officially taken the @!#* Facebook bloody plunge with some degree of semi-seriousness, and now classify it as "unspeakably evil, yet useful."

If you exist on Facebook and want to be reached, let me know where to reach yeh.