February 6th, 2009
03:10 PM ET
3 years ago

House cleaning continues at the RNC

A GOP source estimates that the post-election RNC staff is down to about 100 people from more than 400 in pre-election days.
A GOP source estimates that the post-election RNC staff is down to about 100 people from more than 400 in pre-election days.

WASHINGTON (CNN) – A GOP source says the assumption is incoming Republican National Committee Chief Michael Steele will ”at least for an interim period” retain some staffers, especially those in divisions that are at a skeletal stage now, despite his recent request for mass resignations.

The source estimates that the post-election RNC staff is down to about 100 people from more than 400 in pre-election days.

This week, Steele asked for the resignations of the entire RNC headquarters staff. A number of those staffers have been told they will not have a job as of February 15.

That request by Steele is a standard one. The Obama team made a similar request at the Democratic National Committee after the president's pick, Tim Kaine, took control.


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soundoff (30 Responses)
  1. Michael BlackFace!

    Wait a minute…this picture looks just like the blacks on vaudeville. All he needs is black face. Wait, I think I have some shoe polish and some vegetable oil.

    White blackface performers in the past used burnt cork and later greasepaint or shoe polish to blacken their skin and exaggerate their lips, often wearing woolly wigs, gloves, tailcoats, or ragged clothes to complete the transformation. Later, black artists also performed in blackface.

    Stereotypes embodied in the stock characters of blackface minstrelsy played a significant role in cementing and proliferating racist images, attitudes and perceptions worldwide. In some quarters, the caricatures that were the legacy of blackface persist to the present day and are a cause of ongoing controversy.

    February 6, 2009 08:06 pm at 8:06 pm |
  2. Wendy, IL

    Oh, are we still talking about the raccoons? I hate this guy, and I'm black. He will never be Barack because he doesn't have a heart.

    February 6, 2009 08:08 pm at 8:08 pm |
  3. Ron San Bruno Ca

    It just goes to show America that they made a good choice in November . I don't think the RNC know's Mr.Clean died last year, and everyone else has dibbs on the broom . Good luck Mr. Steele, Rod's out of work maybe he can sell you some recommendations , or his hair for a broom and maybe Ann Coulter can hold the pan. It's an idea .

    February 6, 2009 08:09 pm at 8:09 pm |
  4. niun

    Michael steel You go ! You don't just talk change. You actually walk the walk and do change!

    February 6, 2009 08:10 pm at 8:10 pm |
  5. Steele Not Barack

    What a country. It takes all kinds. We have Barack Obama who has elevated the country to a higher level...and this fool, Michael Steele.

    From the White House to the outhouse ladies and gentlemen. It takes all kinds.

    February 6, 2009 08:11 pm at 8:11 pm |
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