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Walter L. Newton7/04/2010 7:49:04 pm PDT

Trail balloon.. heh… somebody should have told the other players on the team.


“I think those statements are wildly inaccurate, and there’s no excuse for them,” Mr. McCain said from Kabul on the ABC News program “This Week.” “I believe we have to win here. I believe in freedom. But the fact is that I think that Mr. Steele is going to have to assess as to whether he can still lead the Republican Party.”

Lindsay Graham

Mr. Graham said that he was “dismayed, angry and upset” over Mr. Steele’s remarks. He added, “It was an uninformed, unnecessary, unwise, untimely comment.” He stopped short of calling for the resignation of Mr. Steele, but said: “It’s up to him to see if he can lead the Republican Party. It couldn’t have come at a worse time.”

Jim Demint

Senator Jim DeMint, Republican of South Carolina, said Sunday that Mr. Steele’s remarks were “inaccurate” and “unacceptable.” “Chairman Steele needs to apologize to our military, all the men and women who’ve been fighting in Afghanistan,” Mr. DeMint said on “Fox News Sunday.”

Kristol, Cheney

The comments from the Republican senators on Sunday followed a call for Mr. Steele’s resignation by William Kristol, editor of the Weekly Standard and a leading voice of conservative support for the war in Afghanistan. Liz Cheney, a daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney and a leading Republican voice on national security issues, also called for Mr. Steele to step down.