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Steele's welcome worn-out

How many strikes will Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele get before he's out? The problem with his latest mistake — calling Afghanistan "a war of Obama's choosing" and "not something the United States actively prosecuted or wanted to engage in" — is that Steele hurt more than his credibility. He also put the GOP in the uncomfortable position of casting doubt on the mission and the nation's warfighters. It's hard to unseat a GOP chairman, but Steele now is damaged goods with a correspondingly damaged ability to raise party funds. On National Review's blog the Corner, Kevin D. Williamson calls for Steele to be replaced by Sarah Palin, saying she could "raise tons of money and help recruit good candidates."

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