The race for the RNC chairmanship has taken an amusing turn (from Greg Sargent):
This image of a parodied USA Today cover is being anonymously blasted around among Republicans — it imagines what the front page of the paper will look like if South Carolina GOP chair Katon Dawson, who was a member of a whites only club, wins the RNC chairmanship:
Some candor from former RNC chair Jim Nicholson on the quality of the six candidates competing for the office:
Nicholson said the six candidates for chair appeared to be capable leaders, but admitted that he had approached higher-profile candidates about running earlier in the election process, including former Oklahoma Gov. Frank Keating and former Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt, who served as secretary of Health and Human Services in the Bush administration. Both men had the communications skills to perform the job effectively, Nicholson said.[…]
“That’s the field. One of them is going to be chairman and they may rise to the occasion,” Nicholson said. “Or they may already be there.”
Translation: you go to war with the RNC chair you have, not the RNC chair you would have if the party hadn’t scared off every sane person with half a brain.
Update: RSA notes the apostrophe in “white’s only”.
Wow. Between Dawson and Saltman, 1/3 of the nominees have race issues. The more things change…
The illiterate apostrophe in "whites" is a nice touch of irony. I think.
Just like those filthy demagogue Democrats to play the race card like that. What a disgusting move! This is what happens when you put a person like Obama in a position of high authority. You completely change the rules of the game. Pretty soon, white people won’t be able to run for any office without being called out on the color of their skin, like its some kind of disability. Need I remind you all that Robert Byrd was a member of the KKK?
Oh, wait. This is Republican backstabbing another Republican? Then I guess its all in good fun.
Who is White?
I’m still trying to figure out why he won’t consider any of the other candidates, either. I just don’t get it, I guess.
So, given the current GOP, is this a smear or an endorsement?
OMG OMG OMG WHAT’S HAPPENING ON GREY’S ANATOMY THIS SPRING?
I wonder if, in true hardcore illiterate Southern fashion, they have a sign outside that reads
Didn’t I hear someone say the RNC race was a flim called "Legions of Bigots Advance." I understand it stars two Magic Negroes.
The Moar You Know
I’m just so happy that the other party is finally getting as good at circular firing sqauds as Dems are.
And what the hell? I thought the GOP was a "whites only" club anyway, so what’s the friggin’ problem here? I’d have thought it would be an advantage.
@UnkyT: exactly. at this point who can tell?
oh man. jim nicholson is remarking on how lame the current crop of potential rnc chairman are … pot meet kettle…
I think that bit gives us a big clue about the creator of the fake USA Today. He’s obviously one of the Student’s for McCain…
Meredith is anally probed by outer space aliens, but only Izzie can see them and she doesn’t know if she should tell anyone. Alex doesn’t care. Derrek worries about the anal fissures. George & Lexie redecorate. Iraqi War Vet Trauma Surgeon Guy counsels McManSlut on sex reassignment surgery when his broken penis doesn’t respond to treatment.
@Peter J: Oh. Good. Lord.
"Thanks" seems inadequate.
Geithner swearing in about to happen.
Its not like anyone really cares which one of these six morons actually gets the job. I would guess that most people are worried about whether their job is going to be there six months from now. Or, if that ship has already sailed, how long the unemployment insurance will last for the month. Who the new RNC Chair will be? Not so much.
I say put all six of them naked in a gorilla cage and may the best man win, or if we get lucky, we get the gorilla.
I’m a democrat
Who really wants to captain the good ship "Set Sail for Fail!" during this administration anyways? I’m guessing that everyone but the wingnuts are starting small fires with their GOP member cards and checking out the Libertarians to see if their cranks are worse than the cranks they just left.
Maybe they’re only allowed to wear white in that club. It could be something perfectly innocent, like that. Why must we always assume the worst?
Or, it could be that the club consists of people with whom no person of color would associate. You know, a sort of Salon des Refusés. Wearing all white. Sheets. With pointy heads being a condition of membership.
You know, that does sound rather like the Republican Party.
Ah yes, The Confederate Party of Republicanism shall rise again, right after they elect vote fraud black Blackwell… He is from Ohio, notorious provider of Union troops in the last Insurrection, not to mention Grant who kicked their cracker asses that time.