It sure looks like Michael Steele’s big adventure as RNC chair is coming to an end. I’ve been surprised that he’s lasted this long. He’s a soundbite waiting to happen and has been providing the late night talk shows with lots of material since he became chair. Now he’s telling the critics to STFU, priceless.
ABC News’ Aaron Katersky and Rick Klein report: RNC Chairman Michael Steele is lashing out his critics, with a series of blunt messages for prominent Republicans who have blasted him over his leadership for the Republican Party.
“I tell them to get a life. That’s old Washington, that’s old ways, and I don’t represent that, and that kills them,” Steele told ABC News Radio in an interview today.
“I’m telling them and I’m looking them in the eye and say I’ve had enough of it. If you don’t want me in the job, fire me. But until then, shut up. Get with the program or get out of the way.”
Steele was responding to a series of reports — most recently in today’s Washington Times — where prominent GOP operatives and fund-raisers have criticized Steele for seeming to focus more on his own image (and pocketbook) rather than the good of the party.
Given that the RNC picked him in the first place, I pose the question, who are they going to pick next? I’ll give you my ideas in the comments and I invite you to offer yours.