Steele ‘punked’ by blogger posing as GOP donor
By Holly Bailey – Tue Aug 3, 12:55 pm ET
It might be a good idea for Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele to start screening his calls.
Last week, the embattled GOP chairman took a call at his home from someone he thought was a prospective GOP donor and, during the conversation, dismissed the idea that former Sen. Norm Coleman might be after his job. "Norm is an old friend. Norm is not going to challenge me for RNC chairman," Steele said. "If he does, I'll put my record up against anyone who comes after me."
The only thing is: Steele wasn't talking to a donor. He was talking to conservative blogger Evan Gahr, who was pretending to be a donor and who later published the conversation on his site. (He calls himself Washington Gadfly.)
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