Which brings us all to one salient question: how exactly did this somebody this friggin' incompetent get such a high-ranking job in the first place?
Pulitzer Prize winning columnist Cynthia Tucker breaks it down for us after the jump:
Well, Michael Steele is a self-aggrandizing, gaffe-prone incompetent who would have been fired a long time ago were he not black. Of course, the irony is that he never would have been voted in as Chairman of the Republican Party were he not black. Let's remember how the Party wound up with Michael Steele. In November 2008, the Party was devastated that the Democrats had elected the nation's first black president while the Republican Party was stuck with being seen as largely the party of aging white people, with good reason. A party that was hostile to people of color, especially blacks and Latinos. So the Party needed a new face, preferably a face of color, and they didn't have very many officials to choose from. So, they came up with Michael Steele. And it is very ironic since the Republicans have been so critical of affirmative action, to watch them stuck with their affirmative action hire that they dare not get rid of because that would generate even more controversy.
After hearing Tucker's analysis, 3 poignant questions emerge:
1. As a threshold matter, should Michael Steele resign as RNC Chair?
2. If so, would Michael Steele have been fired a long time ago if he weren't Black?
3. Lastly, would Michael Steele have been elected as RNC Chair in the first place if he weren't Black?