This seems to be a hideous idea:
The unexpected move signaled the sizable value Pelosi gives to personal loyalty and personality preferences. Hoyer competed with her in 2001 for the post of House minority whip, while Murtha managed her winning campaign. Pelosi has also all but decided she will not name the ranking Democrat on the House intelligence committee, Rep. Jane Harman (D-Calif.) to chair that panel next year, a decision pregnant with personal animus.
Rather than screaming about the Alcee Hastings corruption conviction, I will offer you this challenge:
Make the case that Hastings SHOULD be the new chair of the House Intelligence Committee.
Good luck with that.
(I should add I am really eager to pull the trigger on a “Democratic Stupidity” tag here, but since the decision has not been made yet, I will hold off and put this under “Politics.” We don’t know how she will appoint, yet, and this may just be more of the usual nonsense in the media.)