Slow Your Roll Pelosi, Pump Your Brakes!!

There is no reason in the world why Hastings should not be the Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee.  If Pelosi’s goal is to “clean up” up the House from scandal, there would be no one left. 

Hastings was charged in a bribery sting but was acquitted in 1983.  Some people were convinced that his defense was fabricated which lead to him being impeached from his Federal Court position in 1988.  Soon afterwards the Justice Department concluded that an agent fabricated their testimony against Hastings, but the case was never reopened. 

Is There a Double Standard?

So if Pelosi is basing her decision based on his bribery case she is way off base.  He is more than qualified for the position.  He has all of the necessary clearances and he all ready sits on the Intelligence Committee!!  And let’s not forget that President Bush has selected former interim CIA Directer, Robert Gates to be the next Secretary of Defense.  For those of you who don’t remember Gates, let me refresh your memory.  Gates served under daddy Bush.  Questions were raised about Gates’ knowledge of the Iran-Contra scandal, so he withdrew from consideration to take over the CIA permanently. Yet he stayed on as deputy director.   

Pelosi is treading on thin ice, and just when there is going to be an unprecedented number of African Americans serving in Chairmanship positions one has to wonder; is Mainstream America getting scared?

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: