Steele Promises “Off the Hook” PR in “Urban-Suburban Hip-Hop Settings”

Based on this Washington Times report, I think we can expect Michael Steele to be a gift that keeps on giving:

Newly elected Republican National Committee Chairman Michael S. Steele plans an “off the hook” public relations offensive to attract younger voters, especially blacks and Hispanics, by applying the party’s principles to “urban-suburban hip-hop settings.”

The RNC’s first black chairman will “surprise everyone” when updating the party’s image using the Internet and advertisements on radio, on television and in print, he told The Washington Times.

In putting this post together, I thought I would Google “off the hook” to see if anything funny popped up. And the series of tubes delivered with a link to Off the Hook Restaurant and Ocean View Bar in Highlands, New Jersey. That’s conveniently located in Monmouth County, one of the relatively few portions of the northeast that’s still Republican-friendly.


Meanwhile, my colleague Amanda Terkel recently asked PBS News’ Gwen Ifill about African-Americans and the GOP. She said “they seem to have gone backwards” in some respects from a period when J.C. Watts was in congress.