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Elephant Man

The newly elected chairman of the Republican National Committee, Michael Steele.

Ward Off

Ward Connerly — founder and chairman of the American Civil Liberties Institute and crusader against affirmative action.

Concession Stand

Former Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell conceding to Ted Strickland after losing the Ohio governor's race in 2006.

Condi Gives 'Em the Finger

Former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice during one of the daily briefings at the State Department.

Ka-POWell

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell puts on his dancing shoes at the 2008 Africa Rising Festival in London.

2000 Watt Smile

Former U.S. Rep. (Okla.) J.C. Watts addresses the 2000 Republican National Convention.

Affirmative Inaction

Shelby Steele, Stanford professor and author of A Bound Man: Why We Are Excited About Obama and Why He Can't Win.

Ooops!

Swann Song

Former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Lynn Swann was the GOP nominee for governor of Pennsylvania in 2006.

The Sleeping Man

Sleeping Through History — Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court Clarence Thomas nods off in 28-degree weather while President Barack Obama places his hand on the Lincoln bible on Jan. 20.  

Mic Check

Alan Keyes, the former presidential candidate and Reagan administration official who challenged Barack Obama for the Illinois Senate seat in 2004.

Hint: He loses.