Is Teeth-Gritting the Answer?

How is Michael Steele reacting to the Arlen Specter defection? By sending out a fund raising e-mail via the Human Events e-mail list. That publication sure is well served financially by the ongoing implosion of the GOP.

My favorite part of the e-mail:

Arlen Specter has put his loyalty to his own political career above his duty to his state and nation.

You and I have a choice. Some will use Specter’s defection as an excuse to fold the tent and give up. I believe that you are not one of those people. When Benedict Arnold defected to the British, George Washington didn’t fold the tent and give up either.

He grit his teeth more determined than ever to succeed. That’s what I’m asking you to do today.

Join me in this fight by making a secure online contribution of $25, $50, $100, $500 or $1,000 right now to build our army of supporters and defeat Democrat candidates like Arlen Specter in next year’s elections.

As long as we’re in a land of wacky metaphors, I merely want to point out that if Michael Steele follows his own advice he may end up needing wooden teeth.