Who Needs Liberals To Attack Bush’s Legacy?
Not when we have conservatives doing it for us. Republican National Committee members are revolting against Bush’s guy there, Mike Duncan, whose being criticized for never criticizing Bush.
In a further sign that the group wants to signal its displeasure with Bush policies, members are expected to adopt an unprecedented resolution attacking “the bloated bank bailout bill” that Bush championed and demanding that the committee “take all steps necessary to oppose bailouts of industries, individuals or governments.”
Duncan’s supporters hail his fundraising ability, and he has two dozen endorsements. But he has stiff competition to retain his title.
Running against Duncan are Michigan GOP Chairman Saul Anuzis, South Carolina GOP Chairman Katon Dawson, former Maryland lieutenant governor Michael S. Steele and former Ohio secretary of state J. Kenneth Blackwell. Former Tennessee chairman Chip Saltsman, who also ran former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee’s presidential campaign, has generated almost no support after sending party members a CD in December that included a song called “Barack the Magic Negro.”
Because, unlike Democrats, Republicans like to select committee members to be chairs, it’s unlikely they’ll select Blackwell or Steele, even though Steele would be a superb choice. And they’re the only two black candidates at a time the party claims it wants to reach out.Click here for reuse options!
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