Michael Steele's message to America:

We know the past, we know we did wrong. My bad.

Michele Bachman, professional fool, on Michael Steele:

"Michael Steele! You be da man! You be da man,"

This. Must. Stop.

 I'm here to announce the formation of DOPE (Distinguished Officials for Proper Ebonics) whose sole mission will be to prevent such abominable phrases as "You be da man." We have sat quietly by, during the era "Oh no she din't" and "Women, be shopping." We have endured the apostasy of Stuart Scott. ("Holla at a player if you see him in the streets!"). We can no longer be silent. The war is on.

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