Talking Points Memo | Breaking News and Analysis: "Holy Crap
Rep. Henry Waxman (D) has ousted John Dingell (D) as Chair of the Energy and Commerce Committee.
That's a hugely big deal on any number of levels -- not least of which is the two men's very different positions on energy policy. We'll have more soon.
Late Update: Here's the reaction from a Republican Hill staffer friend of mine -- very sane good guy, but, you know, still a Republican ...
The day Henry got into this race, this result was ordained.
The differences between the 2 are, as you mentioned, HUGE.
But, honestly, the real story here is Nancy Pelosi whacked John Dingell. She put a hit on him, and it was executed.
The rest of the story takes a back seat to that FACT.
For the moment, I'm still going with 'Holy Crap'."