Michael Steele Chosen As First Black National RNC Chairman
The Republic National Committee elects former Maryland Lt. Governor Michael Steele as their national chairman.
“This is the dawn of a new party moving in a new direction with strength and conviction,” Steele declared after being chosen over four other candidates, including former President George W. Bush’s GOP chief, who bowed out declaring, “Obviously the winds of change are blowing.”
Steele, who was also the first black candidate elected to statewide office in Maryland in 2002, replaces Mike Duncan who was the former RNC Chairman.
While Blindie thinks this is an effort to catch up to the Democratic party, which nominated and successfully electing the nation’s first black president, it is still an accomplishment to be applauded and a step in the right direction considering Tennessee GOP Chairman Chip Saltsman gifted committee members with a CD that contained the offensive song “Barack the Magic Negro,” last Christmas and defended it as “political satire.”
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