Pelosi has been knocked for supporting John Murtha over Steny Hoyer. Until I was reminded about ABSCAM I wasn’t sure this was a problem. Now the New Republic is writing about another major decision Pelosi is making which will give Rep. Alcee Hastings important oversight over national security. I recall the convictions of Hastings years ago over corruption when he was a Federal judge and his subsequent election to Congress which was seen as a vindication. I also have a recollection of seeing some program, perhaps 60 Minutes which seemed to suggest that his convictions were bogus.
Now the question is: what are Nancy Pelosi’s convictions and is she removing someone else from power because she’sÂ wants payback?