Monday, December 11, 2006

Nancy Pelosi Picks Another Winner


Jeff Stein at CQ.com interviewed Rep. Silvestre Reyes (D-TX) on some questions regarding issues he might face as Nancy Pelosi's choice to head up the House Intelligence Committee. After botching some key questions, Pelosi must be asked why she passed up the ranking member of the Intelligence Committee, Rep. Jane Harman (D-CA) for the job.

CQ: Al Qaeda is what, I asked, Sunni or Shia?
Reyes: “Al Qaeda, they have both, you’re talking about predominately?”
CQ: “Sure,”
Reyes: “Predominantly — probably Shiite,”
WRONG

CQ: And Hezbollah? What are they?
Reyes: “Hezbollah. Uh, Hezbollah...”
He laughed again, shifting in his seat.
Reyes: “Why do you ask me these questions at five o’clock? Can I answer in Spanish? Do you speak Spanish?”
¿qué?

Check out the whole story on CQ, it's not kind to either party.

(Source CNN and CQ)