RNC's Celeb Plan Falls Flat in Hollywood

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The Republican National Committee is meeting this week in the most touristy part of Tinseltown, but it’s apparent the “Celebrity Task Force” recommended by last month’s “autopsy” report isn’t going to happen.

The proposed task force was the most mocked of 219 suggestions from a five-member committee tasked with looking into why the party fared so poorly in 2012.

“The Party is seen as old and detached from pop culture,” the group said. “Establish an RNC Celebrity Task Force of personalities in the entertainment industry to host events for the RNC and allow donors to participate in entertainment events as a way to attract younger voters.”

The Doonesbury comic strip this week has been devoted entirely to parodying the Republican struggle to find A-list celebrities who might participate in such a task force, and comedian Stephen Colbert ridiculed the idea in a buzzed-about sketch.

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus said in an interview that he’s focused on the mechanics of winning elections – building a ground operation, improving outreach to minorities and investing in technology.

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