[UPDATE] 11/28/06- Pelosi Rejects Hastings.... post on it is here.
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My quickie here is Alcee Hastings. Here is the PDF file of his full impeachment proceedings in which Nancy Pelosi, the new squeaker of the house, also voted aye to impeach Hastings. The full list of who voted to impeach is there at the end of the PDF file.
So, she among QUITE a few others, vote to impeach him for leaking sensitive information, and now she wants to give him a position to be privvy to even more sensitive information.
In 1989, the Democratic-controlled U.S. House of Representatives took up the case, and Hastings was impeached for bribery and perjury by a vote of 413-3. Voters to impeach included Reps. Nancy Pelosi, Steny Hoyer, John Conyers and Charles Rangel. He was then convicted by the United States Senate, becoming the sixth Judge in the history of the United States to be removed from office by the Senate. The Senate had the option to forbid Hastings from ever seeking federal office again, but did not do so. Alleged co-conspirator William Borders went to jail again for refusing to testify in the impeachment proceedings, but was later given a full pardon by Bill Clinton during the end of his Presidency.
As her decision to push for Murtha, which her own caucus voted against, in favor of Hoyer, she shows bad judgement and does not even attempt to keep her campaign promises to the voters for having a "clean" congress.
Michelle Malkin has much more on this discussion.
Then again, you have the "brilliant" (gag) Greenwald once again showing that he prefers a crook heading our intelligence committee rather than someone who is actually qualified.
Decision `08 makes this point:
It’s official: Glenn Greenwald’s mail is now addressed c/o The Cocoon. In the world according to Greenwald, no one who doesn’t share his view on every issue can possibly have any integrity, so if there is opposition to placing ethically compromised politicians (i.e., criminals) in positions of great importance, there must be a serious conspiracy at work:
Read the rest here.
Other interesting blogs to read today.
Another one to read on another topic is Right Truth with Iraq, 'nuff said.
Amy Proctor shows Dems Imploding.
Macsmind on Rangels Hoof and mouth disease.
Stop the ACLU with some on Chavez who seems to be losing the support of his own country.
186 k per second on Rangel and Hot Air has the video if you can stomach watching the jackass talk.
Woman Honor Thyself with The Religion of peace wants your child DEAD.
Third World County.
Right Wing Nation Open Thread.
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