Saturday, January 31, 2009

Man of Steele paid by Repubs to be politician

It is likely, in 2002, that the Repugnican Party in Maryland could find few blacks wearing a Republican name tag.

And that may be why the Maryland Republican Party paid Michael S. Steele, the new RNC Chairman, $5,000 per month to run "as gubernatorial candidate Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s running mate."

Oh, the Repugs called the $5 grand a month a "consulting fee."

But, saith Steele at the time, the consulting fee was not a "condition of his candidacy." Because he was chair of the Maryland Republican Party, the "deal [was] a way to continue working on party issues while he [campaigned]."

Or, maybe, just maybe, it was like a spokesman for the Democratic Party said: "It looks to me like they've hired themselves a candidate."

You think?

Read more at BuzzFlash here.

1 comment:

Bob Poris said...

That could be correct. Steele is a rather attractive speaker. He has humor, intelligence and is charismatic. Some day voters will look into ideas but the continued popularity of Palin indicates that time has not arrived yet. McCain has almost disappeared and both Bush and Cheney have disappeared. The Republicans have not come up with a plan to counter the current one they voted against. All they have accomplished is to delay it. It may be flawed but time is running out for many as their funds disappear along with jobs, homes, etc. Obama has at least met with them and listened. When was the last time Bush did that? Even Gingrich met with Clinton on some things and they worked out some legislation between them. Time is going by and more people sink lower as their retirement funds and nest eggs disappear. For those losing their jobs, it is even worse and many will have to be taken care of by charity and government programs. I hope we are not ready to see people starving to death on our streets.

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