There were few fireworks during Monday's debate between the candidates hoping to be the next Republican National Committee chair.
One of the more cringe-worthy moments came when the candidates were asked to name their favorite book.
Current RNC chair Michael Steele announced that his favorite book was War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy.
But the crowd erupted in uncomfortable laughter when Steele quoted Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities.
"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times," he said.