Mary K told me earlier this was big news. Eh, I thought.

Then I read the press release. Wow:

Today, Michael Steele received the endorsement of former Prince George’s County Executive and Democrat Wayne Curry, five Democratic Prince George’s County Council members and several other Democratic community and business leaders at Infusions Tea Café in Largo…

Wayne Curry today said [remarks as delived], “This is obviously a historic occasion and I am very happy to be a part of it. I grew up in Prince George’s County. Michael Steele was born here…I am a lifelong Democrat and I am mindful that our emergence as a community has always come along with struggle and strife…this community has been seriously trivialized. We have been neglected, overlooked and disparaged in the sanctums of the Democratic Party…Prince George’s County has been geographically redlined and stratified. It is the place where there is more Democratic voting than any other place in Maryland…”

“The [Democratic] party acts as though when they want our opinion they will give it to us. It’s not going to be like that no more.”

Prince George’s County is 66 percent black. Cardin can’t afford to lose there with Steele within five points or so.

There aren’t enough dark pixels in the nutroots’ Photoshop color palette to deal with the blackface job this is going to warrant.

We’re looking for video of this. There’s nothing on Steele’s website (yet); if you come across any, please e-mail us.

Tags: Maryland