Or at least that's what this Associated Press story says.
Republican Party chairman Michael Steele defended his stewardship of party affairs Monday and dismissed criticism as the talk of GOP figures uncomfortable with his "streetwise" managerial style.
Asked in a nationally broadcast interview if he would step down in the face of criticism of the party's financial management, Steele replied, "No." He said some had been second-guessing him "since the day that I got the job."
And he also said that everyone's always kinda hated him and, you know? It might be racial or something, but he's not gonna let THAT keep a brother down!