Steele questions White House asking black governor to drop out
RNC chair Michael Steele doesn’t think the White House is asking New York governor David Paterson not to run for reelection because he’s black — but Steele is injecting the question of race into the discussion. The White House asked Patterson to drop out, according to a report in The New York Times.
“I found that to be stunning, that the White House would send word to one of only two black governors in the country not to run for reelection,” Steele told CBS’ Bob Schieffer.
This video is from CBS’ Face the Nation, broadcast Sept. 20, 2009.