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Friday, January 30, 2009

Finally, a Fresh Face for the Republican Party

Michael Steele has been elected Chairman of the Republican National Committee. A good pick, certainly a refreshing change from the RINOs who, these past eight years, showed the Democrats how when it came to plundering the public fisc. Steele is a solid conservative and unlike most politicians described by the media as "devoutly Catholic," actually attends mass regularly and is opposed to abortion.

Steele's one weakness is his opposition to overturning Roe v. Wade, arguing that after 33 years we should defer to stare decisis. Nonsense, no one on the Supreme Court employed stare decisis in the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision that overturned Plessy v. Ferguson (decided in 1896) upholding segregation laws. Roe v. Wade is one of the weakest decisions ever to come down from the Court, read it for yourself and see. Justice Blackmun, who wrote the opinion, seems to have made up his mind first, then to have gone in search of an argument. He was not successful. I worry Steele is afraid of incurring feminist wrath with his reluctance. He shouldn't be: feminists lost whatever clout they had in this country after they blithely turned their eyes from their hero Bill Clinton's countless sexual escapades. Steele should reconsider taking on Roe v. Wade. He has little to fear.

That aside, Michael Steele is a superb choice for RNC chairman. Delightfully vivacious, he doesn't seem bogged down by the debilitating gravamen afflicting the hacks that comprise Republican leadership these days. Perhaps he can inject some energy into that moribund organization, God knows it needs it if it hopes to counter the idiotic socialist fantasies of Ms. Pelosi and company.

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