"Drill, Baby, Drill?" Blame Michael Steele

| Wed May 5, 2010 3:34 PM EDT

With environmental disaster unfolding in the Gulf, one would think there might be some reconsideration underway about that whole "Drill, baby, drill" thing. But while many credit former-half-term Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin for the line, let's make sure to give credit where it's due. It was actually Michael Steele who birthed that humdinger into the world at the Republican National Convention on Sept. 3, 2008.

His speech inspired both Rudy Giuliani and Palin later that night.

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