Michael Steele Death Spiral Watch
by Todd Beeton, Wed Mar 11, 2009 at 05:33:18 PM EDT
In crisis management mode, Michael Steele ran to GQ for a fluff interview. Unfortunately for him, yet predictably, he couldn't get through it without putting his foot in it (or whatever one would call the chairman of the RNC seeming to advocate a pro-choice position on abortion rights.)
From Josh Marshall:
From Lisa DePaulo's interview with Michael Steele, asking him to explain his pro-life views ...DePaulo: Are you saying you think women have the right to choose abortion?
Steele: Yeah. I mean, again, I think that's an individual choice.
What happens when you need a crisis management team for your crisis management?
Update [2009-3-11 21:50:3 by Todd Beeton]:For what it's worth, Steele elaborates:
Are you saying you dont want to overturn Roe v. Wade?
I think Roe v. Wadeas a legal matter, Roe v. Wade was a wrongly decided matter.
Okay, but if you overturn Roe v. Wade, how do women have the choice you just said they should have?
The states should make that choice. Thats what the choice is. The individual choice rests in the states. Let them decide.
On a separate note, check out Steele's thoughts on bipartisanship. Interesting:
Do you think bipartisanship can work?
No. [pause] Look, Im sorry, I know this is, you know, la-la land and Rodney King time and we all wanna get along, but that is not the nature of American politics. That is not the nature of politics, period.
I dont know if refreshings the word, but to hear someone say bipartisanship doesnt work It doesnt work! I mean, I understand the ideal of it. But at the end of the day, this is a game of winners and losers. This is zero-sum. Your winning is my losing. My winning is your losing.