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Should Michael Steele apologize for calling rival an idiot?

Throughout Michael Steele’s tenure as GOP chair he has been forced to apologize for things he has said. He tends to respond quickly and this seems to get him into hot water. Recently during a phone interview on Baltimore radio Steele was questioned about the conference call he had with fellow GOPers announcing his intention to run again. Jim Bopp Jr. who plans to run against Steele said that Steele played the race card at the end of the call. Steele responded by calling Bopp an “idiot”. Some of his comrades are calling for an apology. Should he or is this just politics in action?