Michael Steele thinks it was a mistake to fail to invite Sarah Palin to the Republican Convention. Since Steele is no longer the Chairman of the Republican Party, he might have missed the embarrassing moments that have become new entries in history books across the country. He might not realize that the name “Sarah Palin” has become synonymous with “Paul Revere.” Maybe he was partying with Todd Palin the night Stephen Colbert reenacted Palin’s version of that famous ride of Paul Revere.
Yet it was still hard to understand how or why Steele thought the Republican Party should have invited Palin to speak. Then I remembered that Michael Steele was the one embarrassed by his request for reimbursement for his visit to the Voyeur in West Hollywood. You remember that was the “bondage-themed nightclub’ that featured topless women dancers imitating lesbian sex, that was visited by Steele and friends, and then they had the nerve to ask that their night of wild partying be paid by the Republican Committee. Now his remarks all make sense. He said:
‘I think she brings a level of energy and excitement that’s going to be important going forward into the general campaign.’
Is there any doubt about why Steele misses Palin?