WASHINGTON, DC – GOP leader Michael Steele is in trouble for using the phrase “Honest Injun”. To make up for it, he hosted a Republican Multi-Cultural Celebration.
Appearing on Fox News Monday, Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele used the phrase “Honest Injun.” Fox re-wrote transcripts to try and hide the event. However “Honest Engine” isn’t a phrase so no one believed the “Fair and Balanced” news network.
Rep. Dale Kildee, a democrat and co-chair of the Congressional Native American Caucus, said, “Michael Steele should apologize for this derogatory comment.” He went on to say “And seriously, who says that anymore? You’re a black political leader, how are you stuck in the 1950s?”
Giving in to pressure from this and various other groups Michael Steele hosted a Republican Multi Cultural Day in Washington, DC. Cultures from around the world were displayed in various pavilions on the Washington Mall, all as seen through the eyes of Republicans. Steele himself showed up as a cowboy, though no one is sure why.
To prove he isn’t racist Michael Steele led the group, starting with the Native Americans. Republican officials scoured their ranks for any Native American members but were at a loss, so several white Congressional pages sat around wearing feathers and face paint trying to “look” Native American while Michael Steele read from a Wikipedia printout. Unfortunately he ended this section by reminding the group that there would be “a heap big cocktail party after, with free firewater at the open bar.”
Steele led his guests through the other cultural pavilions. The South American pavilion featured a live mariachi band and free tequila shooters. Three of the guests were Colombian and asked, “Are we going to address any other Latin cultures? Mexico isn’t even in South America!” Steele quickly moved the group on to the next pavilion, Africa. The African pavilion consisted mostly of a film presentation of scenes from Roots and The Lion King.
As guests went through the rest of the pavilions they became increasingly upset or uncomfortable. Characters representing the various cultures were all white pages and interns, clearly wearing cheap Halloween costumes. Bobby Jindal was asked to speak about his cultural heritage in the Asian pavilion; he looked very uncomfortable and had to speak from a Wikipedia printout as well. Finally the group came to the largest of the pavilions, the America exhibit. “And now, for the best and most important culture of all,” said Steele “the Americans!” Unlike the other exhibits, which only lasted a few minutes, the American pavilion took an hour.
At the cocktail party afterward, Steele said, “I think it was a big day for multiculturalism in America, and Republicans. Finally people can stop saying that we’re insensitive or out of touch.”