Michael Steele, the new RNC Chair who has promised an "off the hook" make-over for the Republican Party, can't seem to get all of his issues squared away or remember what he's said in past interviews.
Steele, who has a bad record on LGBT rights, seemed to be trying to change his tune in order to make the GOP brand more palatable to younger and more progressive voters. On FOX News Sunday with Chris Wallace, Steele said the Republicans need to reach out to and make room for those that support gay rights.
Well, he just closed the doors to that big tent (as if they were ever open). Responding to the Oscar wins for MILK, Steele was asked by radio show host Mike Gallagher, who attacked Penn for ignoring "the majority of Americans" by supporting gay marriage rights and going against America's "fundamental value," if he thought the party "ought to consider" something like civil unions.
Steele's answer? He decided to quote a little Amy Winehouse- "No, No, No!"
Much more after the jump....