He won't fade away.
Today, Bush named Steele as part of a seven-member delegation heading to Tanzania next month to participate in a summit on economic and social development in Africa, the Leon H. Sullivan Summit VIII. Leading the delegation will be Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne. Read past the jump to see the other members of the delegation.
Steele recently told a Maryland political blog that he's interested in running for governor in 2010, if former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. decides against a rematch with Democratic incumbent Martin O'Malley.
Michael Steele running for public office on his own in Maryland again - something he has never succeeded at and in fact lost by double digits?
Please God, yes.