USA Today, not exactly a conservative rag, takes it right to Nancy Pelosi in this editorial, accusing her of cozying up to posterboys for Congressional corruption, such as Jack Murtha and Alcee Hastings, the first an unindicted ABSCAM co-conspirator and the second an Impeached Federal Judge who ran for and won election to Congress in a black district in FL which wants to "take it to the Man".
Pelosi lost her fight to install Murtha as Majority Leader, and we get Steny Hoyer instead, but she still wants to install the crooked Hastings as Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, where he would have access to EVERYTHING secret that the intell agencies do. Foreign agents are probably lining up with suitcases full of cash outside of Alcee's office as I write.
Pelosi is a chump. I sincerely hope that she suffers a double rebuff here, and the Democratic Party puts someone else in the Intell Committee slot.
The Democrats won a mandate for change in Congress, there's no doubt about that.
This isn't the change the voters were looking for. If the Peloser pulls this off, she has just spit in the eye of every new Democrat Rep that got elected on the promise of ethical reform which they gave to their constitutient/voters.
And we STILL haven't heard an "Iraq Plan" yet.
Pelosi, I don't know about your "First 100 hours" program, but so far you have royally screwed up your first 100 minutes of fame.