STEP ONE, STOP FILLING IN FOR BILL BENNETT…. There was a point a few months ago when it seemed RNC Chairman Michael Steele would say something ridiculous and/or humiliating just about every day. Steele has wisely pulled back from the media spotlight a bit, and in turn, seems to embarrass himself far less often.

But for some reason, he continues to guest-host Bill Bennett’s conservative radio talk show every Friday. Invariably, Steele starts speaking his mind about something he knows nothing about, and it produces gems like this one.

The context was Steele’s response to a call from a physician with a question about preventive care.

“Well you’ll get issued, Doc, you’re gonna issue, to your patients, a health care card that’s gonna be part of a national ID system that, you know, every time I charge something or use that card, it’s going to show up on a grid what I’ve done and what I have failed to do, according to the government plan. So the government will know whether or not I’ve had my physical at the appropriate time and then probably some health police will come knocking on my door telling me I’m now costing the system money because I haven’t, you know, gone and done my preventive care.”

Now, in our reality, none of this makes a lick of sense. Steele’s dystopian nightmare about “health police” is purely a figment of his bizarre imagination.

But Steele keeps popping off anyway, unconcerned about how foolish his nonsense makes him appear.

He has to have better uses of his time. Doesn’t he have, you know, a national political party to run?

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Follow Steve on Twitter @stevebenen. Steve Benen is a producer at MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show. He was the principal contributor to the Washington Monthly's Political Animal blog from August 2008 until January 2012.