Speaker of the House Elect Nancy Pelosi announced today that she won't tap Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-FL) to chair the House Intelligence Committee. There had been some controversy over whether Pelosi would put aside her personal differences with Rep. Jane Harmon (D-CA), the senior Democrat currently on the committee and a so-called "blue dog" conservative Dem, and select Harmon for the chair. Liberals have criticized Harmon for a perceived lack of aggressiveness in questioning the Bush case for war in Iraq. Well, today, instead of the cautious Democratic selection, we get this entirely incautious statement from Rep. Hastings, who, as I take it, was impeached from the bench in Florida by some (other) haters:
"Sorry, haters, God is not finished with me yet."