Gibbs: ‘I was a little surprised’ by the speed of Steele’s apology ‘to the head of the Republican Party’

Within 24 hours of calling Rush Limbaugh “incendiary” and “ugly,” RNC Chairman Michael Steele had bowed down before the radio host, declaring, “There was no attempt on my part to diminish [Limbaugh’s] voice or his leadership.” When Press Secretary Robert Gibbs was asked about the episode today, Gibbs suggested Steele’s reply proved that Limbaugh is in fact the head of the Republican Party:

GIBBS: I was a little surprised at the speed in which Mr. Steele, the head of the RNC, apologized to the head of the Republican Party.

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Yesterday, Gibbs suggested the media ask other Republicans whether they agreed with Limbaugh’s hope that President Obama fails. ThinkProgress asked a few at last week’s Conservative Political Action Conference; view their replies here and here.