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GOP watch: Working around Steele

In what is a case of water-cooler gossip to the extreme, some conservatives and pundits are floating Sarah Palin's name to take over as the Republican National Committee chairwoman. But don't miss this quote in this New York Daily News article about Michael Steele from GOP strategist Vin Weber: "Everyone is basically working around him. Republicans have sort of put together a mode of operation for this election cycle that does not put the RNC chairman in a central role."

Speaking of Palin, her PAC has released a gauzy Web video called, "Mama Grizzlies." In it Palin says with crowd cheering in the background, "Look out Washington, 'cause there's a whole stampede of pink elephants crossin' the line, and the ETA, stampeding through, is November 2nd, 2010. Lotta women comin' together." Politico notes that she the her remarks "borrow heavily from her speech to the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List."