Mehlman Resigns from RNC

The poor GOP. First they get their asses pummelled (in a bad way) during Tuesday’s election, thus ushering in the first Democratic Congress in 12 years, now Ken Mehlman‘s resigning from his post as head of the Republican Committee.

Mehlman insists he made the decision over the summer. He tells The Washington Times: “It’s something I decided over the summer. No one told me I needed to. In fact, folks wanted me to stay.” Lt. Governor Michael Steele of Maryland, an opponent of gay-marriage, has been asked to replace Mehlman: a job that will require to peel the GOP off the pavement and reconstruct the party.

Hmmm. We believe this almost as much as we believe Bush decided to give Rumsfeld the boot before the election. We tend to think that Mehlman’s resignation stems more from BlogActive’s tenacious questioning and Bill Maher’s Larry King outing, which – as you may know – later got censored by the good folks over at CNN.

Now that he won’t be heading the RNC, does that mean Mehlman can spend more time at Roxy? We hear he absolutely loves to dance (even more than Sarah Jessica Parker in Girls Just Want to Have Fun, if you can believe it).

Although, we suppose it doesn’t really matter, as long as he’s gone.

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  • Leland

    No, no, no. The Repugs have already repeatedly shown that, as long as you deny deny deny [as Foley did when outed by the Advocate long ago], and keep them happy in other ways, pistol packers will tolerate fudge packers. If they had won the election it would have taken a trainload of inappropriate messages to Congressional pages from Mehlman and a video of Ted Haggard sitting on Mehlman’s face singing “Nearer My Ass to Thee” to get rid of him.

  • mykee

    I have to give Ken credit, he tried to widen the tent to include a lot of folks that weren’t represented by the Rep. party. Too bad the righties screwed him with Hispanics (undocumented aliens) and blacks ( the same old race bating). But what I really wanted to say is:

    Congratz to the Mid-south and AZ!

    1) VA ousted Geo. Allen, who just happens to know every derogatory reference to people of color in the world. Now he only lost by +/-8,000 votes but, 10 years ago he would have been re-elected by a landslide.

    2) TN nearly dismissed race bating political ads and voted the first black senator in the mid-south since reconstruction. The fact that Corker only won by 3 points is a positive sign.

    3) AZ voted against the vilification of and denying the civil rights of gay Americans by voting against the marriage act.

    That these are baby steps I am well aware. But is shows that America is being dragged kicking and screaming into the 20th century (yes only 100yrs. Behind!).

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