Commence countdown for Steele's days
by Jerome Armstrong, Thu Jan 07, 2010 at 04:16:01 PM EST
They are numbered.
Now its beyond money (though its always about money) and onto the message:
House and Senate leadership aides are furious with RNC chair Michael Steele and have angrily confronted the RNC's press shop over their inability to keep the chair on message.
In the course of a regular daily conference call between senior Congressional communicators, House and Senate aides berated RNC staffers over Steele's comments that the GOP would not be able to take back the House, and that even if they did, the party would not be prepared to lead.
A senior RNC press aide admitted the shop had no control over Steele's interviews as he embarks on a book tour to sell his blueprint for a GOP comeback. Steele has hired a public relations firm, the RNC aide said, and the press shop has no control over when interviews are scheduled.
After an awkward silence, another aide spoke up: "You really need to have him be quiet." The call ended shortly thereafter.
Steele himself is talking about getting fired. He knows he's on the ropes.
Asked by Fox News Channel's Sean Hannity on Monday night whether the GOP could take back the House, Steele said: "Not this year."
"All I'm saying is 'cut it out,'" Steele told ABC. "If we have party differences that are inside the party, let's deal with them inside the party. You don't see the Democrats running around trying to beat up their national chairman or embarrass him."
Cue the leave Steele alone vid.