Monday, February 13, 2006
Another Republican With No Moral Compass...
Lieutenant Governor Michael Steele of Maryland.
Steele is running for Sen. Paul Sarbanes' open Senate seat this year, and a lot of Republicans are desperately hoping he'll become the only Republican member of the Congressional Black Caucus.
The problem is, Steele has a big mouth and tends to let his lack of a conscience shine through.
For instance, last week he spoke to the Baltimore Jewish Council and spewed the following about stem-cell research:
"You of all folks know what happens when people decide they want to experiment on human beings [...] I know that as well in my community, out of our experience with slavery, and so I'm very cautious when people say this is the best new thing, this is going to save lives."Steele has now come out in support of stem-cell research. Flippity-flop...
Then there's the matter of his staying silent about Maryland's Republican Governor Robert Erlich holding a fund-raiser at a whites-only country club last year. His explanation?
"I don't know that much about the club, the membership, nor do I care, quite frankly, because I don't play golf."Way to see the big picture, sir.
He also apparently made up a charge that protesters threw Oreo cookies at him during a debate in 2002.
If this is the best of what the GOP has in store this year, this should be a good year to be a Democrat...
P.S. Of course, the article says that Steele has "expanded" his stem-cell position, when he's actually done a full 180.
Good reporting is so hard to come by...