Saturday, February 21, 2009

Steelman Explains "White Guy In A Suit" Comment

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"It symbolizes what has gone wrong in Washington."
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KANSAS CITY -- Without mentioning her by name, Congressman Roy Blunt responded to Sarah Steelman's comment that he's just "another white guy in a suit," by recalling his family history and pledging to fight for regular Missourians in his U.S. Senate campaign.

In wrapping up his remarks before the Kansas City Lincoln Day audience Friday night, Blunt said that the person who said that obviously doesn't know him. He pointed out that he was the first member of his family to graduate from college.

"I've never run away from a fight," Blunt said.

In an interview Saturday morning, Steelman acknowledged her characterization of Blunt may have sounded harsh, but she stood by her central point.

"It might have been a little out there, but the reason I did it is because it symbolizes what has gone wrong in Washington," Steelman said.

While Steelman did not speak to the Lincoln Day audience on Friday night, she made the rounds Saturday morning, speaking to small break-out groups like a women's Republican group and the Young Republicans.

***BELOW: STEELMAN EXPLAINS WHY SHE WOULD NOT HAVE VOTED FOR THE FINANCIAL BAILOUT OF THE BANKS THAT BLUNT HELPED CRAFT***
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