Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Implodi Pelosi Maximosi

More poor judgement has been demonstrated by Nancy Pelosi, as evidenced by the incoming Speaker's decision making capabilities. In a move to do anything in the world to avoid awarding the Chairmanship of the House Intel Committee to the best person, she has deemed it necessary to bypass the most qualified candidate, Jane Harman (D-CA).

First, she looked towards Alcee Hastings who was impeached as a judge. But when that fell through due to much opposition from her own party, she bypassed Ms. Harman again, this time for Silvestre Reyes of Texas. Well now it seems she has picked another dud, because
the Honorable Mr. Reyes has flunked a simple test.

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Rep. Silvestre Reyes of Texas, who incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has tapped to head the Intelligence Committee when the Democrats take over in January, failed a quiz of basic questions about al Qaeda and Hezbollah, two of the key terrorist organizations the intelligence community has focused on since the September 11, 2001 attacks.

When asked by CQ National Security Editor Jeff Stein whether al Qaeda is one or the other of the two major branches of Islam -- Sunni or Shiite -- Reyes answered "they are probably both," then ventured "Predominantly -- probably Shiite."

That is wrong. Al Qaeda was founded by Osama bin Laden as a Sunni organization and views Shiites as heretics.

Putting someone that does not have the most basic knowledge of al Qaeda, in an advanced position, in an area as important as intelligence, is ridiculously foolish. Not only are we about to see the Culture Of Corruption II (The sequel), we about to see the Culture Of Incompetence II, as well.

And speaking of corruption,
now we see the voters of the 2nd district of Louisiana have voted to re-elect William Jefferson, the man we all saw take the money on national TV.

U.S. Rep. William Jefferson easily defeated his fellow Democratic opponent in Saturday's runoff, despite an ongoing federal bribery investigation.

With 44 percent of the precincts reporting, Jefferson, Louisiana's first black congressman since Reconstruction, led with 61 percent of the vote over state Rep. Karen Carter, who had 39 percent.

And some of you wonder why I am so cynical?

We'll see how Nancy handles,
this mess. It's hard to sell yourself as the new sheriff in town, when you have to deal with a clown like this.

3 comments:

Greg said...

If Reyes doesn't understand the nature of al Qaeda, it means he doesn't understand what's going on in Iraq either, since sunni al qeda sparked the current violence by bombing shia. Are these the people who are supposed to find a new way forward in iraq?

A.C. McCloud said...

Apparently he didn't know much about Hezbollah (Hizballah, Hezullah), either. Does anyone know exactly why Jane Harmon was passed over?

LASunsett said...

AC,

//Does anyone know exactly why Jane Harmon was passed over?//

Pelosi doesn't like her.

Greg,

//Are these the people who are supposed to find a new way forward in iraq?//

I do not think they could find an easter egg, at an easter egg hunt.