Sometimes, the punchlines are too easy.

GOP Chairman Michael Steele, from CNN Political Ticker:

“We need messengers to really capture that region — young, Hispanic, black, a cross section…” (Steele) said in an interview published Thursday. “We want to convey that the modern-day GOP looks like the conservative party that stands on principles. But we want to apply them to urban- suburban hip-hop settings.”

He added, jokingly, that “we need to uptick our image with everyone, including one-armed midgets.”

Super-hip Eazy Steele goes on. The RNC public relations efforts “will come to [the] table with things that will surprise everyone — off the hook.”

Yeah, peddle that hip-hop off the hook PR strategy at the next Republican barbecue. Let us know how it works out.