Black Politician Named as GOP Chairman
Posted on Jan 30, 2009
Could this be the Republican Party’s attempted answer to Barack Obama? Or is that too cynical a read on the new appointment of the GOP’s first African-American party chairman, former Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael Steele?
AP via Google News:
“As a little boy growing up in this town, this is awesome,” said Steele, the most moderate candidate in the field and considered an outsider because he’s not a committee member.
In a brief acceptance speech, the new GOP chairman struck a tone of inclusiveness.
“We’re going to say to friend and foe alike: We want you to be a part of us, we want you to with be with us, and for those who wish to obstruct, get ready to get knocked over,” Steele said.