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November 21, 2006

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JJ

Would the headlines scream:

"Clyburn the Whip Is Lukewarm on Hastings for Intel Chair!"

"More cracks appearing in newly elected Dem leadership base"

lede: More erosion of Pelosi's leadership are appearing as co-leaders, still charmed with a honeymoon glow over election win, offer mute disapproval of the soon-to-be speakers leadership choices. Polls register new lows in confidence of Pelosi's leadership skills...

Doubt it.

Don

I'm not thrilled for Hastings, but he couldn't be worse than Hoeskstra.

Do note that Larry Hanauer was recently vindicated (since you noted he was accused)-meaning any argument that Hoekstra wasn't a totally incompetent jackass is moot.

maryrose

Don:
Vindicated or spared -that's a debatable point. I repeat my post from another thread even though I was asked to be silent. Anything that prevents leaks of classified information is a plus in my book. Stop the leaks now. Hanauer is an example to others to zip their lips.

Don

Merry Resin, that "blame the wrong guy" strategy is exactly why we went after Saddam when it's Osama who attacked us.

Time for some new thinking, sweetie.

maryrose

If new thinking means getting both Saddam and Osama then so be it. I was for ousting Saddam after he kicked out the first group of inspectors. He was then and continued to be bad news for the Iraqi people. His own people have condemned and passed judgment on Saddam. Don't give in to a Pontius Pilate moment. Saddam deserves the noose or a firing squad as does Osama.

Simon

Mr. Hastings still has plenty of skeletons hidden. It's amazing that only bloggers seem to be able to find them out. Where is the main stream media on this one?

How's about this for spending taxpayers money in an ethical way?

www.alceehastings.blogspot.com

Larry

Don, I'm sure you can get your points across without invective or ad hom. Just a suggestion if you want anyone to take you seriously.

Marie

Really, Don. That "sweetie" crack is just plain effin' sexist and condescending, and you should be ashamed.

Anonymous

Sp let me see, we have an impeached former judge who was taking bribes and his partner in crime REFUSED TWICE to cooperate with the prosecution and for that the Democrat party punished him with a big fat PARDON.

To set it all straight, Nancy Pelosi may see to it that this crook overseas our intelligence programs.

Ahhh, feel that new breeze of ethics blowing in the wind, smells like .......

CRAP!

Anonymous

Don is just the latest in a long line of those that excuse Saddam Hussein, only because Osama Bin ladens crimes were bigger on one day.

FACTS DON:

Saddam Hussein killed hundreds of Americans.

Saddam Hussein kidnapped American citizens.

Saddam Hussein paid suicide bombers to kill Americans.

You can't excuse the crimes of Pol Pot by saying Hitler was worse. Germany didn't attack us on Dec 7 1941 either, but we sure kicked there arses.

Anonymous

Now lets get this straight. If pelosi appoints Alcee, she should be praised for appointing the first African American chairman of the Intelligence Committe..


BUT,

Isn't it then also appropriate to say she is also the first to:
Bypass a more senior women to appoint a man..another first.
Bypass a Jew that is more qualified and has more seniority for no good reason.

anonymous

Well, no, it isn't an appropriate thing to say.

daveinboca

The LAT has another story which plumps Jane Harman's qualifications for Chairperson of the House Intelligence Committee, a position Pelosi held when the Dems were a minority in 2003.

Harman is simply much smarter and better at the job than Pelosi was, and Nancy is having a slo-mo hissy fit that may torpedo her claim that the Dems will have "the most ethical Congress ever."

If she appoints the egregious deep-in-debt Hastings, a fellow who is a SECURITY RISK in caps and neon lights, her reputation as an airhead politician will be sealed even among the MSM NYT Great White and all the little pilot fish that swim along with it.

The Republicans could always take the battle to the House floor, as Newt Gingrich recommends, and make it an up-or-down vote for all to see.

That, or perhaps the Repubs will abide by Napoleon's dictum that when your enemy is in the process of destroying himself, it's best not to interfere in the process!

anonymous

Nancy's problem is that harman has outshied her. Harman was invited on the Sunday talk shows 18 times while Nancy as minority leader only got 6 invites.

I am sure Nancy's not going to let doing what's best for the country stand in her way.

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