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babsbunny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-31-09 08:09 AM
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New RNC Chair Was Paid by the GOP to Run for Lt. Governor of Maryland. That's Right. He Received a
Party Salary to Run.

http://buzzflash.com/articles/node/7571

Submitted by BuzzFlash on Sat, 01/31/2009 - 8:57am. Alerts

A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT

When the newly elected RNC Chair, Michael Steele, ran for Lt. Governor of Maryland in 2002, he was paid a salary -- "consulting fees" -- by the Republican Party to do so.

BuzzFlash first reported this back in 2002. (Steele served as Lt. Governor of Maryland from 2003-2007. He lost a 2006 U.S. Senate bid.)

Eventually, the Baltimore Sun wrote an article on the rather unusual "pay to run" arrangement:

The Maryland Republican Party is paying Michael S. Steele $5,000 a month in consulting fees under an arrangement that began shortly after his selection as gubernatorial candidate Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s running mate.
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originalpckelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-31-09 08:12 AM
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1. You just can't make this shit up.
:rofl:
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ClarkUSA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-31-09 08:15 AM
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2. I'll bet he's being paid for being the RNC Chair, too.
The man's a whore.


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DinahMoeHum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-31-09 08:25 AM
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3. The late great blogger Steve Gilliard trashed Steele back in 2005
even once depicting Steele in minstrel blackface (until forced to revise his picture)
http://stevegilliard.blogspot.com/2005/10/simple-sambo-...

The view, from The Black Commentator:
http://www.blackcommentator.com/157/157_cover_black_spe...

:evilfrown:
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Enrique Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-31-09 08:38 AM
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4. I'd love to know how they came to that arrangement
did Steele answer a want ad?
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1776Forever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-31-09 10:25 AM
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5. Rush is happy - Another puppet for him to pull the strings on!
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