RNC Taps Homeless-Hustling Pol for New Chief

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Michael Steele, Maryland’s lieutenant governor and a failed GOP Senate hopeful, has been asked to take the helm of the Republican National Committee, the Washington Times reports this morning.

Steele’s Senate campaign, you may recall, has twice bamboozled homeless people to campaign for him. The first time the “volunteers” never got paid; the second time they were told to hand out literature so misleading, the men were verbally assaulted by the voters they interacted with.

In that literature and elsewhere, Steele has repeatedly portrayed himself as a Democrat. Not by adopting Democratic stances — but by literally labeling himself “Democrat” in the material. That’s a curious habit for a guy who’s set to run the Republican party, don’t you think?