“The simplest way to explain the behavior of any bureaucratic organization is to assume that it is controlled by a cabal of its enemies.”
MARTIN: One of the criticisms I’ve always had is Republicans — white Republicans — have been scared of black folks.
STEELE: You’re absolutely right. I mean I’ve been in the room and they’ve been scared of me. I’m like, “I’m on your side” and so I can imagine going out there and talking to someone like you, you know, [you’re like,] “I’ll listen.” And they’re like “Well.” Let me tell you. You saw in Christie and you saw in McDonnell a door open because they went in and engaged. McDonnell was very deliberate about spending –
In one sense, Steele’s lucky — as Jim Treacher noted on Twitter, “Fortunately for Michael Steele, he said this to @rolandsmartin on @CNN. Just imagine if he’d said such a thing in public.”
Sadly, it’s not the first time that Steele has crashed spectacularly on this topic on CNN, though.