Breaking: Ken Mehlman to step down as RNC Chair

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YESTERDAY: Michael Steele as RNC chair?

Update (Allahpundit): Steele’s not going to be RNC chairman. They’ve got bigger things in mind for him. Things like Deputy Secretary of Agriculture, baby:

One name that has come up as a possible replacement [for Mehlman] is outgoing Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael Steele, who just lost a US Senate race. One of the sources, though, said a more likely scenario is for Steele to join the Bush administration in another capacity after the first of the year when a few members of the Bush Cabinet and other senior officials are expected to leave.

I hope it’s true, mainly because the flurry of posts from my colleagues if it happened would be such that I could probably take a week off.

Update (Ian): Tony Blankley predicts Steele to succeed Mehlman, as does Nina Easton.