I have two immediate observations ...
First, it is interesting to me that in 2008, Michael Steele and Newt Gingrich both supported liberal Republican Congressman Wayne Gilchrest over conservative Andy Harris.
Wait for it ...
After Harris defeated Gilchrest in the GOP primary, Gilchrest endorsed his Democrat opponent -- who won.
Of course, I don't have to tell you Newt and Steele (the RNC) were behind Dede until yesterday.
Second, the more I think about it, the more Dede's being forced to drop out reminds me of how conservatives were able to stop Harriet Miers from being appointed to the Supreme Court.
Of course, the difference is that Miers didn't try to torpedo Sam Alito once she got out ...
UPDATE: Under Pressure, UC Berkeley Reverses Decision, Will Accommodate Shapiro Speech
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