Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Mitch McConnell Appoints Mediocre Chairmen to Most Committees

Here is a list of the new Republican Ranking Members of the 16 standing Committees in the Senate.

Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry  
Pat Roberts

 Thad Cochran
Armed Services 
John McCain
Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Richard Shelby
Chuck Grassley
Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Kay Bailey Hutchison
Energy and Natural Resources
Lisa Murkowski
Environment and Public Works
James Inhofe
Chuck Grassley
Foreign Relations
Richard Lugar
Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Michael Enzi
Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Susan Collins
Jeff Sessions
Rules and Administration
Mitch McConnell
Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Olympia Snowe
Veterans' Affairs 
 Richard Burr

If you thought that some of the choices for House committee chairmen were dismal, most of the Senate picks are scandalous.  The biggest rinos like Snowe, Collins, McCain, Hutchison, and Lugar are ranking members of standing committees.  And yes, Lisa Murkowski is the ranking member of  the Energy Committee!  Way to go Mitch McConnell.  On top of that, we have the biggest porker, Thad Cochran as head of Approps.  And Mr. gays in the military, Richard Burr, as head of Veterans Affairs.  The only good picks were Inhofe and Sessions.  At this rate, it will take a decade for the conservative members to overpower the rinos with seniority.

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