Friday, November 17, 2006
It wasn't but a week ago that prospective Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi told a national media that “Democrats intend to lead the most open. the most honest and the most ethical Congress in history."
And to back up her words what does she do? Yesterday she nominates ethically challenged Senator John Murtha for House Majority Leader, a slap to the face of the more experienced, second-in-line for the job, Senator Steny Hoyer.
Put aside the fact that Murtha has become one of the most popular faces of withdraw the troops from Iraq crowd and you have a man who as Senator has been one of the largest distributors of federal pork as well as an unindicted co-conspirator in the early 80s Abscam scandal. Yet, Pelosi picked him anyway in a move that stunned many, much less served notice that Republicans who've been branding Pelosi for years as nothing but a liberal stooge incapable of bipartisanship were right on the money.
Of course, the fact that Murtha got his ass kicked today by Hoyer makes Pelosi look pretty stupid as well.