"Michael Steele Distances GOP From Arizona Immigration Law"—And Himself From GOP
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August 24, 2010, 10:08 PM
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The Huffington Post reports

In an interview Monday with Univision, the nation`s largest Spanish-language network, Republican National Committee Chair Michael Steele distanced the Republican Party from SB-1070, Arizona`s controversial immigration law:

CMF: How do you say that Hispanics are relevant (important) for your party, when you just approved a law in Arizona against immigrants?

STEELE: Well, let`s be clear. The actions of one state`s governor is not a reflection of an entire country, nor is it a reflection of an entire political party. The governor and the people of Arizona made a decision that they thought was in their best interest, and that`s the beauty of a republic, that`s who we are.Michael Steele Distances GOP From Arizona Immigration Law: It`s Not `A Reflection Of An Entire Political Party`

Oh, htanks a lot, Steele. Poll say that Arizona law actually is the
"reflection of an entire political party"—Republicans support it massively.

Huffington Post suggests a motive for this stupid statement.

Most other national GOP figures have defended the legislation and sharply criticized the Obama administration`s lawsuit against Arizona. Many Hispanic Republicans in Arizona, however, have denounced SB-1070, and Steele`s comments may be an effort to live up to his pledge to increase diversity in the Republican Party.

Perhaps it`s Michael Steele who isn`t the "reflection of an entire political party."