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Fetzer calls on Steele to resign

N.C. Republican Party Chairman Tom Fetzer is calling for Michael Steele, the embattled Republican National Committee chairman, to resign.

"I believe that the best service you can render to your party at this critical juncture is to graciously step aside and allow the party to move on from this current quagmire," Fetzer said in a "Dear Michael" letter to Steele dated Thursday, Rob Christensen reports.

Fetzer is apparently the first state GOP chairman in the country to publicly call for Steele's resignation.

Steele has been the subject of a string of gaffes and missteps including $2,000 paid by a an RNC staffer at a bondage club in Hollywood. In another embarrassment, a recent GOP fund raising letter directed donors to call a number belonging to a phone sex operation.
Some donors have threatened to withhold funding to the GOP because of the mishaps under Steele.

When Fetzer and Steele appeared together at a press conference in Greensboro last month all was friendliness, with Steele kidding about Fetzer's impending fatherhood and Fetzer noting that Steele has a son enrolled at nearby Elon University.

"I have prayed for you and hurt with you these last few weeks," Fetzer wrote in the letter. "Some of the criticism directed at you has been deserved, some of it hasn't, but no one could criticize you for lack or effort or enthusiasm."

But Fetzer wrote that Steele's position was "becoming increasingly untenable."

"More than ever, America needs the Republican Party to be a force for reform, transparency, and ethics in government," Fetzer wrote. "If we are going to be an effective agent for reform in America, we must first reform our party."



Document(s):
Chairman Michael Steele.pdf


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what?

The Republicans went to a bondage club ! What a waste of money. The Republicans are already in bondage to the Democrats. And getting bound up more each day. Rather than spend all that money on a club just read the newspaper or listen to yet another Obama speech. How much bondage do you want? I thought we all wanted freedom. Fire them all. But free them first from bondage. Then fire them.

really?

"No moderate Republican has ever won the presidency"? Wow, short memory. Anyone remember Dwight D. Eisenhower? Or Teddy Roosevelt, who wasn't very conservative, either?

Sarah Palin said that Reagan

Sarah Palin said that Reagan wouldn't make this move. When in FACT, President Ronald Reagan worked for the elimination of nuclear weapons.

Fetz. Go play with your barbie dolls

We conservatives think you a drater.

Sarah P is the heavy weigh boxer. She chides boo boo on nukes and he thinks he has to reply in public asap.

Where r u criticizing the lib's???

= = = =

"Obama: Palin's No Expert on Nuclear Strategy"

Obama was responding to a comment Palin made on Fox News' "Hannity," comparing the president's plan to a kid asking to be punched in the face on the playground and vowing not to hit back

Ive always like Michael Steele, he's a great leader!

the NC democrackkk party is the EVIL force that needs to be SHUT DOWN for criminality! 130+ years of it!

finally a good idea from the Republican party

Dump Steele.
Then disband the party.
Mission Accomplished!

The GOP is having a special

The GOP is having a special speaker at their convention. Sarah Palin will speak. Perhaps the new GOP will run a Palin/Bachman ticket... or Hannity/ Beck.

Rob also says .....

Rob Christensen also reported that the recent earthquake in Chile may have been caused by former members of Jesse Helms' gang. ...... probably not, but maybe.

The role of Rob Christensen in the upcoming movie ""John & Reille" will be played by the Geico lizard.

Fetzer calls on Steele to Resign.

I have to agree with Fetzer . The party needs to stick with clean strong conservatives.
Why go the moderate route. although it may bring in more Democrats .
If you research the political history . No moderate Republican has ever won the Presidency. with the possible exception of both Bushes, who campaigned as conservatives. But there is mixed opinion among conservatives on these two.

Fetzer calls on Steele to Resign.

I have to agree with Fetzer . The party needs to stick with clean strong conservatives.
Why go the moderate route. although it may bring in more Democrats .
If you research the political history . No moderate Republican has ever won the Presidency. with the possible exception of both Bushes, who campaigned as conservatives. But there is mixed opinion among conservatives on these two.

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