Friday, January 12, 2007

Pelosi nods to the Congressional Black Caucus

This is sure to make the right to go nuts but at least Speaker Pelosi didn't put him in charge of the House Intelligence Committee.

Miramar Democrat Rep. Alcee Hastings was tapped as chairman of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, better known as the Helsinki Commission.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who rebuffed Hastings' bid to become House Intelligence Committee chair, made the selection Thursday.

Hastings will be the first African-American to chair the commission and said in a release he plans to "continue his trailblazing work in the areas of human rights, economic development and parliamentary diplomacy."

Hastings' (FL-23) trailblazing work also includes being impeached and removed from the Federal bench for corruption and perjury.

The CBC raised quite the fuss when Pelosi didn't let Hastings head the Intelligence committee although she wanted him to replace Harman who was supposed to get the gig.

Oh well, the Republican party can't have them all.