More trouble for Republicans: Dissidents accused of trying to handcuff Michael Steele

This just posted by the Washington Times:

A battle over control of the party’s purse strings has erupted at the troubled Republican National Committee, with defenders of Chairman Michael S. Steele accusing dissident RNC members of trying to “embarrass and neuter” the party’s new leader.

Randy Pullen, the RNC’s elected treasurer, former RNC General Counsel David Norcross and three other former top RNC officers have presented Mr. Steele with a resolution, calling for a new set of checks and balances on the chairman’s power to dole out money.

The powers include new controls on awarding contracts and spending money on outside legal and other services.

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7 comments Add your comment

NickNick

April 29th, 2009
12:00 pm

I guess they don’t trust ANY black man with the money. Very sad. You gave the man the job, now let him do it. If you don’t trust him, get somebody else.

Copyleft

April 29th, 2009
12:01 pm

Why attack Steele? He’s doing a GREAT job for America!

La tyrannie des les Républicaines me rend malade. Je veux la liberté, la fraternité et l'égalité pour les Etats-Unis

April 29th, 2009
12:55 pm

I guess they forgot to make it absolutely clear to Steele that he is functioning as a token and should not actually think he has a real job to do!

Fact Checker

April 29th, 2009
1:44 pm

Why would he need money? All he ever does is show up on cable news, contradict himself, and embarass sane republicans. He should be able to do that for free!

retiredds

April 29th, 2009
2:17 pm

It pains (tongue in cheek) me to see the GOP squabbling over such important matters. Poor Ronald is turning over in his grave wondering who these pseudo-Republicans are. But I have to say on a more serious note, it makes for great comedy.

The Oddball

April 30th, 2009
12:31 pm

The Republican Party is in its current mess because it replaced competency and responsibility with a marketing campaign — that is, it doesn’t matter what you do, as long as you can sell it (e.g., the talentless Sarah Palin and her “narrative.”) If the Republicans want to get back in the game, then they need to convince the public that they regard governing as serious business.

The selection of Michael Steele and their approach to the new administration (which so far is not much more than theater and name-calling) suggest that they are sticking with the marketing campaign approach. Not good for them or for the country.

vuduchld

May 9th, 2009
11:27 pm

This is a party that has become completely bankrupt of ideas and people to sell them. I’m sitting back laughing at this because the house of cards called the G no P is on the brink of ruin. People want a two party system for our nation, but why have one when the other party are a bunch of nincompoops! Do you really want these idiots running our nation. Sane Americans have moved on with their lives, flushing this trash down the toilet. If Michael Steele, Pisyah Jindal and bimbo Sarah Palin is the best this sham of a party can do then I say let the party be party of one!!