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Ken Mehlman to Step Down as RNC Chairman

Breaking from the AP:

Republican National Committee Chairman Ken Mehlman, whose party lost both chambers of Congress in the midterm elections, will step down from his post when his two-year term ends in January, GOP officials said Thursday.


The officials spoke on the condition of anonymity because Mehlman had not yet made his intentions public.

Brian Jones, an RNC spokesman, declined to comment beyond saying that an announcement about Mehlman's future with the party would be made in the days ahead.

Brian Jones, an RNC spokesman, declined to comment beyond saying that an announcement about Mehlman's future with the party would be made in the days ahead.

Democrats won control of the House and Senate on Tuesday by capitalizing on voter frustration with President Bush, the war in Iraq and the scandal-scarred Congress. Democrats also took a majority of governors' posts and gained a decisive edge in state legislatures.

During his tenure, Mehlman, 40, traveled extensively to promote the Republican agenda. When he became chairman in January 2005, he said he hoped to tighten the GOP's grip on power in Washington.

"Nothing is permanent in politics," he said then. "The goal is how do you _ both in the short term and the long term _ do things to make it sustainable?"

Mehlman also said then that he hoped to expand the GOP base and help Bush enact his agenda.

Now the big question is who's going to replace him? The rumor is Michael Steele.


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Comments (19)

Please let it be Steele. Hi... (Below threshold)
jp2:

Please let it be Steele. His busloads of homeless people will get a lot of mileage. Also, was this the guy who lied about Oreo cookies being thrown at him?

jkp2 you idiot. I believe t... (Below threshold)
Scrapiron:

jkp2 you idiot. I believe there is a film of the democratic racist throwing the Oreo cookies. By the time this shakes out the people will know who the racist are (dim's) and who supports the homosexuals only when they need a vote (dim's). The crash will come when these groups wake up and return to reality.

The dim's didn't win the election, they're masters at the antique MSM lied them into office. Don't you think it's funny that the MSM for the first time bragged about how great it was that the stock market set a new record yesterday. Don't you wonder where they've been the past couple of weeks? Now like the Dimmy Carter years the media will run the country and the dim's can't stop them. This will be better than what the dim's have been saying the past two day. Talk about mental retards, I now belive the majority of the citizens in Pa are retarded after hearing the remarks of the traitor Mad Jack Murtha. That man is not safe to be on the streets. I hope congress appoints him an excort 24-7 or he'll kill someone with his stupidity.

Talk about mental retard... (Below threshold)
mantis:

Talk about mental retards

Mmm...nevermind.

Do you think the dim's will... (Below threshold)
Scrapiron:

Do you think the dim's will take notice of how the Ladies and Gentlemen of the republican party reacted to losing their offices? Not a quip or threat even though it's a fact that some of the close elections could have been tied up for months and some of them would be reversed. The American public will take notice.

Allen in Va could have found 7,000 votes by dim criminals in Richmond alone. Go to the cities/counties around D.C. and find hundreds of thousand of dim votes that would be thrown out. He simply thanked the people like the gentleman he has always been and walked off. I guess that is from 'not being' part of the liberal college elitest group who are Book smart but dumb as a box of rocks and as anti-american as Chavez.

It sure was a different picture across the entire country from the dim's spoiled brat fits and threats of 2000 and 2004. Has there been even one lawsuit? Na.
I even doubt that Je$$ie Jack$on will come down and do an after election recount in Va. LMAO

mantis, have you noticed th... (Below threshold)
Scrapiron:

mantis, have you noticed the difference in the grace of the republicans in defeat and the riots and visits to the mental health clinics for PEST by the leftie elitest, or did it fly right over your head?

I'm having a ball, amiling and laughing, and will for the next two years. It's only two days out and evident that the dim's don't have a plan and never did. They are totally incapable of protecting the citizens of this country and soon the people will get a lesson and they won't forget this oneso soon.
Now raising everyone's taxes in excess of 20% the dim's have a plan for.
Isn't it great to watch the dim's flip, flop and flunder around making stupid statements that even amaze the antique MSM? The look on the 'news readers' faces is worth the price of admission to the game. The look says 'you can't really be that stupid'. Mad Jack Murtha had them wanting to hide under a desk, keep it up Jack and the military will redepoy 7,000 miles from Iraq (a ROFL statement) and up your butt. Just kidding, his butt wouldn't hide over one B-52 bomber wing.

An asset to Wizbang...... (Below threshold)
jp2:

An asset to Wizbang...

Allen in Va could have foun... (Below threshold)

Allen in Va could have found 7,000 votes by dim criminals in Richmond alone. Go to the cities/counties around D.C. and find hundreds of thousand of dim votes that would be thrown out. He simply thanked the people like the gentleman

Posted by: Scrapiron


If you or Allen really believe that then you and he are cowards for NOT standing up for our democracy and clean elections.

I only want to win if I know the votes are counted. I still say we need massive electoral reform and we need to get private companies out of the businses of selling our vote.

<a href="http://politics.wi... (Below threshold)

According to the Washington Times, Steele has indeed been offered the job, and is thinking it over.

Steele would be an excellen... (Below threshold)
mesablue:

Steele would be an excellent choice. Sunday morning "talk shows" would become very interesting with him on point. The RNC needs someone with practical and campaign experience.

jp2, you've just reduced yourself to to irrelevance - again. It must be painful walking through life so blindly.

mantis, you went from jp2 level to actually being able to have a discussion, for the most part, over the last year -- now is the time to show grace and intelligence. Or, you are worse than anything that you have accused us of in the past. Your choice.

And, you miserable moonbats... (Below threshold)
mesablue:

And, you miserable moonbats, how many lefty blogs would pay tribute to a journalist from the right as Wizbang has done for someone that would generally disagree with their viewpoint?

The answer is: none and none.

Lee, Mak, jp2, mantis and the like just prove that class like that is reserved for those who can respect intelligent discourse instead of deriding it through base antagonism.

Eh...Lee/jp2/muriego et al ... (Below threshold)

Eh...Lee/jp2/muriego et al are just a bunch of donkey-style racists. They don't like black people unless they're towing the democrat party line.

Somebody should check his r... (Below threshold)
BarneyG2000:

Somebody should check his record collection first for Broadway sound tracks, if you know what I mean.

That should have been Broad... (Below threshold)
BarneyG2000:

That should have been Broadway musical sound tracks.

Go over to M. Malkin's blog... (Below threshold)
jhow66:

Go over to M. Malkin's blog and see what old "Big Nose" Maher did to Mehlman on Larry "marshmellow" King.If there ever was an asshole, this piece of crap is 1st in line.

I'm all for Steele. I think... (Below threshold)
Lee:

I'm all for Steele. I think it's a great idea.

"pucker puss" (lee lee) no ... (Below threshold)
jhow66:

"pucker puss" (lee lee) no one gives a shit what you think.

YES! YES! YES!It... (Below threshold)

YES! YES! YES!

It will be so much fun watching the Dems heads EXPLODING!

Steele as RNC chairman will be their WORST nightmare. He is capable, very good looking (as in good face time on TV news - and they won't be able to ignore him), articulate as hell and just a very very savvy guy!

He makes Howard Dean look like the troll he is!

mantis, you went from jp... (Below threshold)
mantis:

mantis, you went from jp2 level to actually being able to have a discussion, for the most part, over the last year -- now is the time to show grace and intelligence.

...moments later, with grace and intelligence...

And, you miserable moonbats,

Lee, Mak, jp2, mantis and the like just prove that class like that is reserved for those who can respect intelligent discourse instead of deriding it through base antagonism.

Yet no mention of Scrapiron, whom I was responding to in the first place.

Dim dim dimmy dims. Dems ar... (Below threshold)
hansel2:

Dim dim dimmy dims. Dems are terrorists. Miserable moonbats. Lefty left lefts. Blah, blah, blah.

Narrow mindedness lost. America won. Your voices are that of a now small minority that has trouble with facing reality. Live in your nasty little bubble. No one cares anymore.




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