In what some see as a crisis-management PR move, Michael Steele sat down with GQ for a long interview that begins with his love for Snoop Dogg; conceivably contradicts his threats to campaign against moderate GOP by talking about how Republicans need to open the tent; and ends discussing the stylish way he tucks his t-shirt into his pajamas. Somewhere in between he has some interesting—and potentially controversial—things to say about state rights and their role in gay marriage and abortion (some of which he has alread backed off on).

And before we get to more news-y items, here's an interesting look at how Facebook (like social networks generally) is coming to resemble a democracy, which opens interesting ideas about how such networks will affect campaigning.

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