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Michael Steele On "It's Harder To Be Black" In Politics

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    The embattled Steele, in the view of many, played the race card today when asked on "Good Morning America" if he is allowed fewer errors because he is African American.

    "The honest answer is, 'yes,'" he said. "Barack Obama has a slimmer margin. A lot of folks do. It's a different role for me to play and others to play and that's just the reality of it. But you take that as part of the nature of it."

    "My view on politics is much more grassroots-oriented, it's not old-boy-network oriented, so I tend to, you know, come at it a little bit stronger, a little bit more street-wise, if you will. That's rubbed some feathers the wrong way," Steele told "Good Morning America's" George Stephanopoulos.


    Personally, I love this response:

    "Well, I think that is a fairly silly comment to make," White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs told reporters today. "I think Michael Steele's problem isn't the race card, it's the credit card."

    Michael Steele: Could RNC Resignations and New PAC Signal More Trouble? - ABC News
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    I know!! I never thought of Robert Gibbs as having a sense of humor or of being particularily droll - but that just cracked me up - in a totally non-partisan way - just the quickness and the humor of it. I'd have found it clever no matter who said it - or who they said it about. It's not often someone has the chance to be both fitting AND funny - and it politics it's even rarer when someone actually has the ability to take advantage of it.
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    Slam dunk by Gibbs.

    Lordy, that has to be one of the best lines of the year!!!!
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    LOL I hate to say it - but it's priceless.
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    ....so Michael Steele is walking alone one evening along a dark street in downtown DC when suddenly from the shadows of an alley emerges a dangerous looking man with a mask and a gun. "Give me your money!" the man says. Steele seems insulted and replies: "Sir do you know who I am?" "No. Who are you" says the robber. "Why, I'm Michael Steele!" he says seemingly demanding respect. The robber answers him: "I see. Well, then Mr. Steele.....give me my money!
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    But...since he is "street-smart", he talked his way out of it!
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    You are way full of fluff here. There is nothing non-partisan about you and your diatribes. This is also supposed to be a tee-hee-hee kind of feel good post. Well let's just all have a group LOL why don't we. A democrat has decided this is funny for all of us, we are so lucky to be told when we are on the same page.
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    Well, we were until you showed up.

    By the way, I'm not a democrat - I'm an Independent.
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    Steele has it backwards. Being black in politics lets you get away with more, not less.

    Nice line by Gibbs btw. That gave me a chuckle.
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    Somebody didn't get his cookie today! :D
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