Everyday I’m Hustlin’
What’s there to say, really, about Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele’s argument that Barack Obama won the presidency “because the press fell in love with the black man running for the office”? That Steele should stop guest-hosting Bill Bennett’s show, sure. That Steele forgets how two controversies kneecapped Chip “Magic Negro” Saltsman and Katon “Country Club” Dawson, his RNC rivals, sure, that too. Adam Serwer says it best:
Steele ran his campaign for RNC Chair partially on the premise that he would be able to launch race-based attacks on the President while inoculating the GOP against charges of racism because he is black. I guess part of me hoped it was a hustle, and that he wouldn’t actually go that route. I think it’s pretty clear from the above who Steele was actually hustling.