Michael Steele and the Council For National Policy

Yesterday we posted video of James Dobson’s remarks at the recent Council For National Policy meeting, so we were aware of the meeting took place, but didn’t know where it was held.

W. Gardner Selby of the Austin America-Statesmen reports that it was held in Austin, Texas and that RNC Chairman Michael Steele was in attendance:

Eyewitness nugget: At the Austin event, Chairman Michael Steele of the Republican National Committee took [Phyllis] Schlafly’s questions only after calling a time-out to give her a hug. I’ll speculate he was trying to soften her up.

Steele told me his general message was to ” get ready, stay engaged. There’s a lot of work that has to be done.”

Apparently, Steele has weathered the storm from earlier this year when various CNP members and allied activists were demanding his resignation.