Only Michael Steele could get away with this statement, via The Hill:
“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.
Granted Michael Steele does have an “in your face” style of politics (which I myself like) you have to wonder – why is no one else questioning this? He definitely has a point.
Steele goes on to point out:
“It raises a curious point for me. I think Gov. Paterson’s numbers are about the same as Gov. Corzine’s. The president is with Gov. Corzine,” Steele said. The RNC chairman was referring to Gov. Jon Corzine, the Democratic New Jersey governor who is facing a tough reelection bid this year.
He’s correct. Is New York so important to his agenda that Obama is willing to put the candidacy of a white politician above a black politician?
Steele’s play is straight from Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals”…RULE 4: “Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.”