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Atrios reports that Silvester Reyes will chair the House Intelligence Committee.  There are ten reasons why Nancy Pelosi selected him:

  1. He makes sure to include her when they pass notes during study hall about what Libby Dole wore last night
  1. He totally gets her sense of humor.  Totally.

  1. Once, when Nancy was feeling bad about what Maureen Dowd said about her, Silvestre sent her an e-card that was really sweet.
  1. Alcee Hastings was indicted for corruption.
  1. Jane Harman is, like, a total biyatch, and hogs the remote control when Laguna Beach is on.
  1. Like Nancy, Silvestre thinks the Fray are just a knock-off group of posers trying to be Coldplay.
  1. Jane Harman thinks pink is still "in".
  1. Silvestre spells his name cool.  Don't you think Silvestre is the coolest way to spell it?
  1. Nancy is like a totally open minded person.  And Silvestre is all, like, Hispanic and everything.
  1. Jane Harman is a Bush-enabling hack who's gotten every major intelligence issue wrong and then provided cover for the Bush Administration, thinks spying on Americans is cool and won't help the Democrats hold the Gang Who Couldn't Shoot Straight accountable.

Originally posted to Hawesdawg on Fri Dec 01, 2006 at 09:30 AM PST.

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  •  Silvestre? (0+ / 0-)

    Why not Rush Holt, someone who actually seems to possess some intelligence?  Oh, right, that's an immediate disqualifier.

    Since when is a previous job as a border patrol agent adequate qualification to be chairman of the house intelligence committee?

    Glad to see Harman snubbed and Hastings relegated to the back of the room, however.

    •  Reyes (0+ / 0-)

      has more seniority than Holt, and is a very well-respected figure. He was a border patrol agent and has an extensive knowledge of intelligence issues. He also voted against the war and is thought of as a very genuine, trustworthy guy.

      Also, Texas was not going to have any chairmanships due to the DeLaymander.

      Current House tally: 232 Democrats, 202 Republicans; 1 GOP/Dem runoff (TX-23)

      by Nathaniel Ament Stone on Fri Dec 01, 2006 at 09:58:30 AM PST

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  •  I like the diary (0+ / 0-)

    But I am a Rush Holt lkinda guy.

    FDR 9-23-33, "If we cannot do this one way, we will do it another way. But do it we will.

    by Roger Fox on Fri Dec 01, 2006 at 10:40:51 AM PST

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