Defeats

Michael Steele's Secret Defeat

Michael Steele may want to start the bus: According to The Washington Times, “Capitulating to critics on the Republican National Committee, embattled Republican Party Chairman Michael S. Steele has signed a secret pact agreeing to controls and restraints on how he spends hundreds of millions of dollars in party funds and contracts.” The agreement will bring back a 33-year RNC veteran who Steele fired last month as an on-call adviser to the RNC treasurer. According to the Times, “It represents the first time in memory that rebel members of the Republican Party's national governing body have successfully taken on the party's historically powerful national chairman and his loyalists.”