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Friday, April 11, 2008

Galvanized Steele?

It is being noised about that former Lieutenant Governor of Maryland Michael Steele is on John McCain's short list for Vice President. He would be a fine choice. A black Catholic conservative, Steele would fill the nowadays-obligatory diversity requirements, and would add conservative heft to where McCain is lacking. What your Bloviator likes particularly about Steele is his Catholicism is genuine: he is vigorously pro-life and, according to U.S. News & World Report, "is a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Landover Hills, Md." [that he] regularly attends... with his wife, Andrea, and their sons, Michael and Drew."

The only cause for concern is whether or not Steele will be up for the campaign. There is no one the left holds in greater contempt than the black person who has ditched the liberal plantation; recall the vicious and underhanded treatment of Clarence Thomas during his Supreme Court confirmation hearings sixteen years ago (and who is still loathed by the left, far more than the other conservative justices). Know for sure the Democrats, with the presidency at stake (no matter who wins the nomination), will outdo themselves and turn their slime machines up to eleven.

Steele underwent an earlier trashing from the left in his unsuccessful senate campaign two years ago and handled it with aplomb; he may have what it takes. Let us hope so because if Michael Steele does become the Republican vice presidential candidate, the tactics the Democrats deploy against him will be the filthiest and most execrable in U.S. political history.

(h/t Creative Minority Report.)

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