Revolts

Steele’s First Defection

Might the RNC’s first black chairman not make it even two months in office? From the swarm of recent whisperings that the Republican Party is unhappy with Steele emerges the first actual call for his resignation: According to The Hill, “In an e-mail to fellow RNC members obtained by The Hill, Dr. Ada Fisher, North Carolina's national committeewoman, said Steele is ‘eroding confidence’ in the GOP and that members of his transition team should encourage him to step aside.” Fisher, one of the three black members of the RNC, sent it to Steele’s personal email and wrote, “"I don't want to hear anymore [sic] language trying to be cool about the bling in the stimulus package or appealing to D.L. Hughley and blacks in a way that isn't going to win us any votes and makes us frankly appear to many blacks as quite foolish.”