Lose Steele Already: RNC Member

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 5, 2009 3:15 PM CST
Michael Steele smiles after being elected the first black Republican National Committee chairman.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Ada Fisher, an outspoken critic of Michael Steele who supported his opponent in elections for the Republican National Committee chairmanship, wants him to step aside, the Hill reports. The “ineptness in our GOP leadership,” she writes in an intraparty email, is “eroding confidence.” Fisher, North Carolina’s national committeewoman and one of 3 black members of the RNC, has sent dozens of messages to colleagues criticizing Steele for his serial gaffes.

“I don’t want to hear any more language trying to be cool about the bling in the stimulus package,” Fisher wrote, “or appealing to DL 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.”