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Gov. Sarah Palin Stands Up for RNC's Michael Steele

Wednesday, 20 May 2009 11:58 AM

By Dan Weil

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Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele, who has received some criticism in the party for his combative style, has an ally in Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.

In a statement criticizing President Barack Obama’s treatment of General Motors, she offered Steele as a positive contrast to the president.

“We have another voice in Washington, D.C., a man who understands what Alaskans believe: less centralized government control, restrained budgets, more opportunity for development, and fewer taxes,” she says.

“Today, we have a friend in RNC Chairman Michael Steele, and his bold and courageous speech defines his leadership goals that will guide us all through this most difficult time for our nation.”

Meanwhile, she describes Obama as being "as predictable as Alaska's winter snow."

Steele apparently thinks just as highly of Palin. At an anti-abortion dinner last month, he called her one of the GOP’s standard-bearers.

Steele has other prominent supporters as well. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich told C-SPAN that Steele's real problem as RNC chairman is that "he probably has not yet learned the art of massaging the egos of RNC members."

In a speech Tuesday, Steele promised to go after Obama with more vigor.

“What’s the loyal opposition to do with this popular president? We are going to speak truth to power. We are going to speak directly, and we are going to take him on,” Steele said.

“We are going to challenge those policies that we believe are wrong, and we are going to do so without apology and without a second thought.”

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