Then Pelosi was able to smell enough of the coffee and sidestep Rep. Alcee "Cap'n Crook" Hastings instead of appointing him as chair of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. She tapped Rep. Silvestre Reyes for the position, but there's a fighting chance Reyes sees little difference between his ass and any other hole in the ground.
Now let's see how Pelosi deals with the latest embarrassing Democrat now that his idiotic constituency saw fit to return a sure-felon to Washington:
You remember William Jefferson; he was the one that, during the height of the post-Katrina evacuation, had the national guard personally drive him to his New Orleans pad to "collect a few items."
Rep. William Jefferson, D-La., who gained notoriety after the FBI found $90,000 in his freezer, was elected Saturday to a ninth term in Congress.
Most political observers speculated that the anti-Jefferson forces would unite behind (Democratic state Rep. Karen) Carter, giving her an easy win. The congressman remains the target of a federal investigation for allegedly taking payoffs. Alleged co-conspirators have pleaded guilty, and Jefferson has said he expects to be indicted.