Livin’ Large with Magic Mike Steele.

It's only funny because it's true.

Don’t tell me Magic Mike Steele, the Wonder Negro of the Republican Party,  who said he’d entice Black folks into the Republican Party with “fried chicken and potato salad” is up to some wacky Negro nuttiness and foolishnes again?   Oh, that crazy Magic Mike!

What did that rascal go and do now?

Republican National Chairman Michael Steele is spending twice as much as his recent predecessors on private planes and paying more for limousines, catering and flowers – expenses that are infuriating the party’s major donors who say Republicans need every penny they can get for the fight to win back Congress.

Most recently, donors grumbled when Steele hired renowned chef Wolfgang Puck’s local crew to cater the RNC’s Christmas party inside the trendy Newseum on Pennsylvania Avenue, and then moved its annual winter meeting from Washington to Hawaii.

For some major GOP donors, both decisions were symbolic of the kind of wasteful spending habits they claim has become endemic to his tenure at the RNC. When Ken Mehlman served as the committee chairman during the critical 2006 midterm elections, the holiday party was held in a headquarters conference room and Chic-fil-A was the caterer.

“Michael Steele is an imperial chairman,” said one longtime Republican fundraiser. “He flies in private aircraft. He drives in private cars. He has private consultants that are paid ridiculous retainers. He fancies himself a presidential candidate and wants all of the trappings and gets them by using other people’s money.”

"Fo' shizzle my nizzles."

How soon will it be until  Tyler Perry  creates a new comedy show for TNT called I’s Be De Boss starring J.J. “Dyn-o-mite” Walker as Steele?

What’s the big deal if  Magic Mike likes to live large and enjoys the bling-bling?  It’s hard out there for a pimp. Word!

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2 thoughts on “Livin’ Large with Magic Mike Steele.

    • Oops. Caught that before I yanked it down, did you?

      Sorry about that. I pitched it to another website before I posted it on my blog. To make a long story short, the editor at The Root liked it and hopefully it will be up
      there tomorrow. I’ll be sure to put a link to the essay, otherwise look for it at http://www.theroot.com Wednesday. Unless something changes that is where it will be.

      Thanks for your interest, Ms. Davis.

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