Ex-RNC chair Michael Steele takes left turn

Former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele — often at odds with conservatives in his party — is now onboard as a new hire with MSNBC, a liberal network known as a reliable Democrat mouthpiece.

Steele has appeared as frequent MSNBC guest, but will now be seen as a regular on the full programming lineup as part of the network’s analysts and contributors.

It’s an honor to contribute and engage in the dialogue on MSNBC,” Steele said. “I look forward to engaging a diverse audience to share insights and analysis about the people, issues, and events shaping America’s future.”

“Diverse audience?”  Steele must also be angling for a comedy slot alongside cackling Rachel Maddow, if this gig doesn’t pan out.

Steele’s tenure as RNC chairman was marred by his bouts with party officers over control of the GOP’s purse strings. He blasted members for pushing a plan for implementation of new checks and balances on the chairman’s spending powers, accusing them of a power grab “scheme.”

Steele, failing at his attempt to maintain his leadership post, was replaced as RNC chairman by Wisconsin GOP party chief Reince Priebus in January.

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5 Responses to Ex-RNC chair Michael Steele takes left turn

  1. LD 10 PC says:

    Steele was so busy undercutting the GOP and spending wildly that he deserved his unceremonious dismissal in January. From all I’ve read, he was no friend to GOP Treasurer Randy Pullen, who was the AZ GOP chairman. Pullen is a CPA and, I’d venture, knows a thing or two about finances.

  2. TeaPartyPatriot says:

    I think the M(ore)S(ocialism)from N(itwit)B(iased-socialist)C(lowns) network needs to give steele another job – manager of their finances. Like he did to the RNC, he’ll have this “American” equivalent of al-jazeera bankrupt in a week.

  3. Scott says:

    I hate to magine the “commentary” MSNBC’s Michael Steele will offer on the 2012 elections.

  4. MacBeth says:

    Here Steele defends Gingrich’s hammering of Paul Ryan’s budget plan. Gingrich is in the political toilet since making his statements, but they appealed to this wizard, Steele.

  5. Doc says:

    H U G E Suprize! Isn’t this clown friends with your favorite ?senator? & mine, Mr. “maverick” McCain?!?!?