Breaking: Pro-life, devout Catholic named new RNC chair!I'm hearing that it happened just minutes ago: Former Maryland Lt. Gov. (and former state party chairman) Michael Steele has been elected as the new chair of the Republican National Committee.
So who is he?!
CollegeNews tells us:
"Steele is a staunch social conservative: devoutly Catholic, pro-life, anti-embryonic stem cell research, etc."
Sounds like my kind of guy!
And no Kmiec-style justifications needed to support him.
update: WaPo blog:
The Republican National Committee elected Michael Steele as its first African American chairman today in Washington, a decision that came after an excruciating series of ballots that displayed a level of drama rarely seen in national politics.
On the sixth and final ballot Steele bested South Carolina Republican party Chairman Katon Dawson 91 to 77.
"It's time for something completely different and we are going to bring it to them," Steele said after his victory. "This is our opportunity. I cannot do this by myself."