Just when I was feeling all mopey (see post below), along comes Michael Steele, the new head of the Republican National Committee, with an interview in the Washington Times that totally makes me laugh. And laughter is …. well, you know.
So what did Michael Steele — the most un-hip person of any color, race, gender or nationality — say that was so funny? Oh, the interview is full of priceless lines. In talking about the need for outreach, Steels said:
“We want to convey that the modern-day GOP looks like the conservative party that stands on principles. But we want to apply them to urban-surburban hip-hop settings.”
And how inclusive will this “new” GOP be?
“we need to uptick our image with everyone, including one-armed midgets.”
I guess at the 2012 Republican Convention, we will see an increase from the 12 or so minorities in attendance, plus some one-armed midgets.
He’s astute, this Steele:
“Where we have fallen down in delivering a message is in having something to say….”
And he’s the only Republican who seems to be willing to admit to their current state:
“We missed the mark in the past, which is why we are in the crapper now ….”
They may be in the crapper, but Steele’s plan for a new GOP will blow the Democrats’ minds. Worthy of Dr. Evil, he says:
“I don’t do ‘cutting-edge.’ That’s what Democrats are doing. We’re going beyond cutting-edge.”
Take that, Democrats! Cutting-edge, plus infinity!
I think we are going to start following the antics of the RNC Chairman more regularly here. We have a special “place” in our hearts for him. You see, when he ran for the US Senate (and lost, obviously), he ran commercials that said we should vote for him because “Michael Steele does not hate puppies.” Apparently, we are a state of puppy haters, because we elected Ben Cardin instead. But now we have that fun picture of Michael Steele and his bling Boston terrier that we can keep posting.