It's not that Michael Steele is so bad (oh, he is...) but it's more that the GOP's dragons are so damn draconian.
When Steele told GQ his personal view on abortion, and accidentally owned up to his own pro-choice view of things, not adhering with the goosestepping wing of the party, he elicited this blast from within:
“Chairman Steele, as the leader of America’s Pro-Life conservative party, needs to re-read the Bible, the U.S. Constitution, and the 2008 GOP Platform. He then needs to get to work — or get out of the way.”
That was uttered by no less than J. Kenneth Blackwell, the apparatchik who made good a promise to deliver the Buckeye State to Bush in 2004, by hook or crook. Suggesting that anyone who leads any party needs to re-read (or even read) the Bible in order to lead a political party is unthinkable in any other civilized country. Not in America, alas.
It turns out the GOP leader doesn't think homosexuality is easily controvertible by clean livin', either, outraging hillbillies across the party.