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.