Steele questions White House asking black governor to drop out

By David Edwards
Sunday, September 20, 2009 11:34 EDT
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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.

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David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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