Discuss as:

What Steele was really saying...

From NBC's Domenico Montanaro
The Republican National Committee announced it raised $5.7 million in May, bringing the national committee to a total of $21.5 million cash on hand -- with no debt.

"I am pleased that the Republican National Committee continues to show solid fundraising numbers, and we are grateful to the countless Americans who have contributed to our Party," RNC Chairman Michael Steele said in a press release statement. "We have important and competitive elections this fall and next year. With another month of strong fundraising numbers, we are confident and well positioned to win."

Just askin', but did Steele intentionally leave out the first half of the real statement?

"I am pleased that it appears I will be able to keep my job at the Republican National Committee, as it continues to show solid fundraising numbers, and I/we are grateful to the countless Americans who have contributed to our Party," said Chairman Michael Steele.

The Democratic National Committee apparently had an even better month, per Hotline's On Call, raising $8.37 million (with the help of the president). But that accounts for 69% of the DNC's total cash on hand of $12.1 million, which significantly trails the GOP.