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Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter isn't a big fan of RNC Chair Michael Steele.

Published March 11, 2009 12:45AM (EDT)

Considering that Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele has hinted that he might find some sort of monetary punishment for people like Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., who don't toe the party line, you'd expect Specter to be at least somewhat upset at Steele. But on a local radio show Turesday morning, Specter was more than just upset -- he was brutal.

After a question about the RNC chair and his brief squabble with Rush Limbaugh, the senator, from out of nowhere, had this to say:

And National Chairman Steele, well he’s said so many contradictory things I wouldn’t pay a whole lot of attention to him.

Actually, that about sums up Steele's troubled tenure at the RNC to this point.

(Hat-tip to Think Progress.)

By Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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