Now, I don't know much about Steele (except that a Republican of any color is something of a rare beast in Maryland...) - maybe he's a decent guy, maybe not. We'll see. But considering that until very recently the Republican party seemed to basing its hopes for restoration on a food fight over how great it is to be racist this may be a small step towards them becoming less achingly embarassing.
Which, I should clarify - would be a good thing. A country in which politics is fought out between one party who controls both sides of government and another that is wholely unserious is not a very health country. I'll always be a Democrat, but I'd still rather that Republicans were a serious party.