CNN reports that Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele was forced to cancel an appearance Friday before a national meeting of black journalists due to – you guessed it – food poisoning.

"While traveling out West the Chairman came down with a bad case of food poisoning," an RNC spokesman said in an email to CNN. "He is disappointed to miss the opportunity to take part in this valuable dialogue and looks forward to engaging with NABJ in the very near future."

Steele had been in New Mexico on Thursday to attend a fundraiser for GOP gubernatorial nominee Susana Martinez.  Query, what foods were served?

The RNC spokesman told CNN that Steele had not been to the hospital, but that the chairman had consulted a doctor.  Did he get a stool culture?

Perhaps Mr. Steele will lend his support for S 510?