The Cincinnati Enquirer had an interesting article this morning on the leadership of the next session of the House of Representatives, and a good quote from the Speaker-presumptive, Nancy Pelosi on her 'ethical Congress' next year. What she says is really laughable, considering her next steps. She intends apparently to '"lead the most honest, the most open and the most ethical Congress in history." Then, with onkly a breath or two to spare, came out in favor of John Murtha (D-PA) for Majority Leader. Other notables included Alcee Hastings (D-FL), trhe previously disgraced former judge who, after impeachmentand removal from the bench, ran, and was elected, to a house seat.
The Boston Globe reports on the election results and the desire of the Democratic leadership for a centrist philosophy, one which will probably include a few digs at the President and his cabinet., through extensive investigations, supported by innumerable subpeonas covering every aspect of the six-year old Bush Administration. This is an article to read is you want to ubnderstand the pitfalls that can befall the fragile new majority in both the House and the Senate.
The real questions here will be the responses of the administration to oversight. Will they drag their feet on producing documents, much like the Clinton staff did, and risk impeachment hearings? Only time will tell.