The Fakest Outrage
This is pretty funny. Michael Steele, who just got off accusing every Democrat in America of playing the race card for a week, goes ahead and... plays the race card:
Michael Steele said it was “curious” on why the White House would ask New York Gov. David Paterson (D) not to run for reelection in 2010.
“I found that to be stunning, that the White House would send word to one of only two black governors in the country not to run for reelection,” Steele, the chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC), said on CBS’s Face The Nation.
Indeed it is stunning, letting someone with a 20% approval rating know that he can't win.
I don't really want the President meddling in any of these state elections, at least not publicly. But these are obvious political decisions to set up the party well for an election year. Paterson isn't just polling badly, he's done 50 and 60 points to opponents. He's micro-polling.
And despite this supposed iron fist from the White House, Paterson is still running for Governor. And I'm sure he appreciates Michael Steele's endorsement. Will Steele apologize to Rudy Giuliani or whoever is running for Governor in New York State for breaking with the party and endorsing the black man for purely racial reasons?