03/30/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Michael Steele Sends 'Slum Love' To Jindal

Ben Smith has the transcript of an utterly flabbergasting conversation between RNC Chair Michael Steele and ABC Radio Host Curtis Sliwa, who continually attempted to get Michael Steele to reveal his "hip-hop" skillz. The whole thing is terribly uncomfortable, because...well...it's Michael Steele talking about hip-hop, for starters. But this part, involving Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and the film Slumdog Millionaire...well, words fail.

SLIWA: Now, using a little bit of that street terminology, are you giving him any Slum love, Michael?

STEELE: (laughter)

SLIWA: Because he is -- when guys look at him and young women look at him -- they say oh, that's the slumdog millionaire, governor. So, give me some slum love.

STEELE: I love it. (inaudible) ... some slum love out to my buddy. Gov. Bobby Jindal is doing a friggin' awesome job in his state. He's really turned around on some core principles -- like hey, government ought not be corrupt. The good stuff ... the easy stuff.

Gads. Anyway, check out Smith's rundown for some more highlights, including a discussion of "getting in the real," DMX's current state of awareness, and "full body bulletproof condoms." A question: what was so wrong with those other RNC chair contenders, again? Were they, also, working to debase us, culturally?