As a fifty year-old white man I just have to say that I’m embarrassed for Michael Steele who seems to think he can make the Republican Party a little less Good Old Boys Club and a little more Parliament Funkadelic:
Newly elected Republican National Committee Chairman Michael S. Steele plans an "off the hook" public relations offensive to attract younger voters, especially blacks and Hispanics, by applying the party’s principles to "urban-suburban hip-hop settings."
The RNC’s first black chairman will "surprise everyone" when updating the party’s image using the Internet and advertisements on radio, on television and in print, he told The Washington Times.
Steele said the party needs "messengers" who can capture a "region" made up of "young, Hispanic, black, a cross section." He added, "We want to convey that the modern-day GOP looks like the conservative party that stands on principles. But we want to apply them to urban-surburban hip-hop settings…. [W]e need to uptick our image with everyone, including one-armed midgets."
Steele went on to explain his public-relations vision, saying, "It will be avant garde, technically. It will come to table with things that will surprise everyone — off the hook."
Asked if he imagines a cutting-edge approach, Steele replied, "I don’t do ‘cutting-edge.’ That’s what Democrats are doing. We’re going beyond cutting-edge."
You almost expect some lily-white Michael Goldfarb-ian RNC spokesmen to pop out and apologize, explaining that Chairman Steele was "a little high, a little drunk n’ a little crunk". I suggest that they start Chairman Steele off with a little Cameo and then slowly work him up to today’s suitable for white housewives Randy Jacksonism’s. Dawg.