Race and "fat rednecks" and Republicans.
First there's national Republican Party chairman Michael Steele, who has come under criticism for his leadership. Steele says he thinks he's being held to a higher standard because he's black.
Then there's a former GOP chairman, Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour. He disagrees with Steele's assessment. Barbour says that's like saying, "I think I'm held to the higher standard because I'm a fat redneck with an accent like this."
Barbour, a potential presidential candidate in 2012, says party chairmen have been and continue to be judged by results.
Barbour appeared on CNN's "State of the Union."
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