Politico: On Meghan McCain (John McCain's daughter) saying Michael Steele's "hip-hop" strategy won't workSteele was set up for this question, so it's surprising that he walked right into it:
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.
SLIWA: Now, using a little bit of that street terminology, are you giving him any Slum love, Michael?Who are the early GOP playas?
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. Read more if you can stand it.
Swamp: Asked by Opinion Research Corp. and CNN to name the Republican whom they would be most likely to support in '12, Republicans lined up with:The republicans have a long, long way to go.
-- Alaska Governor Sarah Palin: 29%
-- Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee: 26%
-- Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney: 21%
-- Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal: 9%
-- Someone else: 10%