Michael Steele, who has been under fire for his string of idiotic statements, poor fundraising numbers, shameless self promotion, and telling Republican donors who disagree with him to “shut up” and “get with the program” — now says that he didn’t actually seek the chairmanship of the RNC in the first place.
In a fawning radio interview with Dennis Miller, Steele speaks of himself as a modern day George Washington, who reluctantly answered the call to serve.
“I didn’t ask for, I didn’t seek this job, I didn’t ask for it,” Steele said. “It wasn’t part of my, you know, charted course in life to wind up as chairman of the RNC. You know, there was a convergence of moments here.”
Now, perhaps Steele’s right and I’m mistaken. Perhaps I completely imagined covering the RNC chairman’s race, going to watch him debate other candidates, or attending the RNC election last January. Maybe I imagined receiving emails on behalf of his candidacy, and maybe this video in which Steele announces his candidacy by saying, “I want the gig. I’m ready, I’m ready to lead this party” is an elaborate fabrication.