Okay, so the other day, this story was on Kos:
Steele told the audience that “no one knows what the hell it means” when the GOP refers to itself as a “big tent.” So he offered another analogy: The GOP is a hat. Some people wear a hat frontwards, others cocked to the left, he explained. Some wear it backwards, he added, echoing a past statement, “because that’s how they roll.” But “the strength of the party is in this: … the fact that you’re willing to put the damn thing on… The problem we’ve had as a party is: too many of our friends, neighbors, colleagues are taking the hat off, because we’ve decided we don’t like the way they wear it… The GOP is not about how you wear the hat, but the fact that you want to wear the hat.”
“I believe that you will find as years go by, and you get older and wiser, traversing life’s little ups and downs, thatunderwear probably really doesn’t make all that good of a hat.”
–Julia Sugarbaker (my emphasis)
Michael Steele: The gift that keeps on giving.