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Steele Threatens To Quit Over Funding Decision?

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I shared news about the increasingly irrelevant Steele a couple weeks ago and it looks like he’s fighting back.

And hey, good for him for fighting back, but my guess is that many want him out because they think he’s too moderate and too mouthy.

I mean, when you say that Romney’s mormonism was one of the reasons he didn’t become the Republican nominee…maybe you need to rethink whether or not you should be Chairman of one of the most powerful political parties in the world.

I’m just saying…

Regardless, Fox News has the scoop:

Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele told FOX News that part of his job is to “manage the money” and suggested that if committee members strip him of that authority he’ll step aside.

“They can contemplate all they want to, but the reality is if they want a figurehead chairman you can have a figurehead chairman, but it won’t be Michael Steele,” he said.

Steele aides insist the chairman was not threatening to quit, but merely to fight over retaining his authority. But his comments reflect the persistent tension within the Republican National Committee over his chairmanship.

Steele’s biggest problem now is nobody really respects him since he’s turned into a weekly gaffe machine and thus become the symbol of the GOP’s inability to find any real leadership. So I do not see this ending well for him, but maybe he has a few tricks up his sleeve.

More as it develops…