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MSNBC’s Michael Steele Weighing Political Comeback

Former RNC chairman and current MSNBC contributor Michael Steele is apparently weighing a return to politics, and is using MSNBC airtime to flesh it out.

Steele told Chuck Todd that he is “looking at” a potential run for Governor of Maryland, though he declined to elaborate. Steele was previously Lt. Governor of Maryland, before heading the RNC. If he did run, he would have to remove himself from MSNBC, though as long as he simply toys with the idea, he can effectively drum up support through his TV appearances.

The Baltimore Sun‘s TV critic David Zurawik, an expert in things television and Maryland, thought that the case illustrates the “deeper disease of our democracy with cable channels handing over airtime to talking heads who are committed to ideology and partisan political gain, not information, analysis or civic enlightenment.”

(Zurawik h/t to Johnny $)

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