Friday, January 14, 2011

Reince Priebus Now The Face of The GOP - And He's White!

It comes as no surprise to me that the GOPs experiment with inclusion has ended a factious chairmanship of Michael Steele.  Steele's election during the year Barack Obama was running for President seemed to me an obvious attempt at tokenism and apparently most of the GOP power-brokers agreed.

Steele's term was marred with controversy from the start and his interview in GQ only added fule to the flames.  Steele offered the statement that abortion is "absolutely... an individual choice".  That won him the ire of the far right and often during his tenure he made news because of his gaffes and off message positions.

Now the Republican National Committee has elected Reince Priebus as party chair to lead the debt-ridden party organization through the 2012 election cycle.  Aside from an unpronounceable name, Priebus is much more what I would expect from the GOP.  White, conservative and an attorney.  It should be interesting to see if he can dig the GOP out of the red.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Don't forget he's under 40!! Kudos to the GOP for looking to the future.