In it, but not of it. TPM DC

Steele: Moderates Are Welcome To Join GOP -- But Not To Change It

He also had tough words about Arlen Specter's support for the stimulus. "That vote on the stimulus bill was the effectiveness of a party call," he said. "That was a stand-up moment for every Republican ... And so, you voted yourself out of the party. We didn't kick you out."

Hmm. Does Steele think that Sens. Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins from Maine, the two remaining pro-stimulus Republicans, voted themselves out of the party, too?