Skip to comments.Steele offers Jindal 'slum love'
Posted on 02/26/2009 6:40:18 PM PST by cdchik123
In an interview with Curtis Sliwa on ABC Radio last night, the host and RNC Chairman Michael Steele jokingly linked Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal to the film "Slumdog Millionaire." Steele offered Jindal "slum love.
Here's the transcript:
SLIWA: Now, using a little bit of that street terminology, are you giving him any Slum love, Michael?
SLIWA: Because he is when guys look at him and young women look at him they say oh, that's the slumdog millionaire, governor. So, give me some slum love.
STEELE: I love it. (inaudible) ... some slum love out to my buddy. Gov. Bobby Jindal is doing a friggin' awesome job in his state. He's really turned around on some core principles like hey, government ought not be corrupt. The good stuff ... the easy stuff.
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2/25/09 INTERVIEW WITH RNC CHAIRMAN MICHAEL STEELE
**AUDIO CAN BE MADE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST***
In this interview, Michael Steele discussed his new "hip-hop strategy" for the Republican party.
***THROUGHOUT THE INTERVIEW, CURTIS TRIES TO GET MICHAEL STEELE TO SHOWCASE HIS "HIP-HOP" STRATEGY, INCLUDING IN THIS EXCERPT ABOUT GOV. BOBBY JINDAL***:
On Bobby Jindal's Republican response to President Obama's speech:
Curtis Sliwa: Now, using a little bit of that street terminology, are you giving him any Slum love, Michael? Michael Steele: (laughter) Curtis Sliwa: Because he is -- when guys look at him and young women look at him -- they say oh, that's the slumdog millionaire, governor. So, give me some slum love. Michael Steele: I love it. (inaudible)...some slum love out to my buddy, gov. Bobby Jindal is doing a friggin' awesome job in his state. He's really turned around on some core principles -- like hey, government ought not be corrupt. The good stuff...the easy stuff.
On President Obama's stimulus package
Curtis Sliwa: When you used the hip-hop vernacular, man, Barack Obama has bling bling in this stimulus package, you got people's attention. Michael Steele: Absolutely. There's a lot of bling bling -- the bling bling's got bling bling in this package. That's how bad it is.
On his "hip-hop" strategy
Curtis Sliwa: You ain't ever gonna get Mitt Romney in a room with Ludacris high fiving over the RNC. Michael Steele: Watch him, watch me. Look, I'll never forget when I got Russell Simmons and former chairman Ed Gillespie in the same room in 2004. It can happen and it will happen. This party has got to take it's head out of it's you know what and recognize that America doesn't look like America in 1952. That America now is something very different, very beautiful -- that has a lot of strips and strains to it. But, it's real and we've got to get in the real.
Curtis Sliwa: I believe Michael Steele you gotta multitask because it's a lot of money. So, what I would do is -- because he comes from Chi-town, Chicago which is now the murder capital of America, unfortunately -- the homicide capital. But, where we're talking to - Baltimore, DC -- they've had enormous problems. I would be handing out bullet proof body condoms so that a person could actually slip into this bullet proof body condom -- don't have to worry about STDs, drive-by's bullets lead poisoning. Michael Steele: It bounces right off of them -- they keep on going.
Curtis Sliwa: It was interesting -- this was before he went off the hook -- DMX -- he was on the Fly Girls show on BET -- and he gets up and he says you will not believe how much blankety-blank money George W. Bush took out of my check -- 50 percent. And I'm saying to myself hey man, wake up. When Barack Obama kicks out the Bush tax cuts in 2010, it's going to be a lot more than that.
Michael Steele: Oh hell, DMX hasn't seen anything yet. He should understand -- it ain't George Bush who's taking it out of his paycheck. George Bush, in fact, tried to keep as much of it in there as possible.
On Meghan McCain (John McCain's daughter) saying Michael Steele's "hip-hop" strategy won't work
Michael Steele: I would think that she would understand what i meant when i used the term hip-hop. I wasn't talking literally the music industry -- Ludacris or Snoop Dog becoming Republicans. Look -- I'm not stupid I was born in DC on 8th Street. I know what's up. I know what time it is. I used to hang out in Brooklyn and in the Bronx as a teenager. I know what the real world is like.
On hip-hop strategy: Curtis tries to get Michael Steele "in the mood"
Curtis Sliwa: I gotta call for a little Jay-Z play to give you a little hand here -- so that you can go out with that (Jay-Z music playing).
Michael Steele: There you go, playa.
I guess that’s the thing to do now if you’re referring to Bobby Jindal. Worked fine for Ann Coulter’s Tourette-like comparison the other day, not a word of rebuke anywhere on FR.
I dont know - that sounds kinda corny to me.
Am I the only one who think Steele is an idiot?
Sounds to me as if Curtis, and not Steele, made the suggestion.
ping for later
No, you are correct. Steele has made one bonehead comment after another since he was picked for RNC. He did it in the past too, so I am not surprised. Sorry, but he is a disaster waiting to happen.
He is a moron. I always thought so. And frankly he is a perfect leader for such a rudderless, charmless, unfocused, stupid party that the GOP is right now.
I wonder if he was selected because of his race? I have seen and heard little to show he is rebuilding the GOP.
It’s official: Steele is a goof. I regret cheering him on.
Hey Michael, do your job and take care that ya’ party wins elections.
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