Friday, January 30, 2009

Another Black First

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Michael Steele, a former Maryland lieutenant governor, was elected chairman of the Republican National Committee on Friday.

Steele, the first African-American to hold the post, defeated South Carolina GOP Chairman Katon Dawson, 91-77, in the final round of voting among the RNC's 168 members. Only 86 votes were needed.

"This is our opportunity. I cannot do this by myself," he told the crowd at the annual RNC meeting Friday. "God bless you, and God bless our party. ... It's going to be a new day."

Steele also told his fellow party members that it will be a "great honor to spar" with President Obama.

Drill, baby, drill.

1 comment:

  1. Okay, seriously, Democrats and Republicans need to come to a consensus. It's either playing the race card or it's a "new day"
    (I'm hoping they agree on the race card one).


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