How's this for looking marginalized?
In the wake of Senator Arlen Specter's defection to the Democratic side of the aisle, one of the featured topics on every major network and cable Sunday morning talk show this week was the future of the Republican Party. But guess who I did not see featured on any of the panels discussing the current state and future of the GOP?
That's right, Michael Steele, chairman of the Republican National Committee.
One Sunday morning show representative told me on background that Steele was passed over because there were questions as to how much power he still has or doesn't have within the struggling GOP.
When the Sunday network and cable shows feature a discussion of the future of your party and take a pass on inviting the chairman, you have a party in trouble, my friend.
(Above: Associated Press photo of Michael Steele by Pablo Martinez Monsivais)