Skip to comments.Second Ways & Means boss ousted; Levin replaces liberal Stark
Posted on 03/04/2010 7:42:26 AM PST by Sub-Driver
Second Ways & Means boss ousted; Levin replaces liberal Stark By Jay Heflin - 03/04/10 09:57 AM ET
Speaker Nancy Pelosi has announced that Rep. Sander Levin will be the interim Ways and Means panel chairman.
Rep. Bob Etheridge (D-N.C.) said Pelosi made the announcement at a meeting of the caucus this morning.
Etheridge said Ways and Means members gave their unanimous backing to Levin, a Michigan Democat who has been chairman of the subcommittee on trade.
"Pelosi announced it in the caucus and the Ways and Means Committee just unanimously approved it," Etheridge said.
The startling announcement comes a day after Rep. Pete Stark (D-Calif.) appeared ready to take the reins of the committee from Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.). Stark was the next in line for the post in terms of seniority, but some panel members revolted at the idea of him leading the committee.
Levin effectively becomes the panel's third chairman in a matter of 25 hours.
Stark said he wanted to remain as the chairman of the subcommittee on health.
"I worked my whole career on this, and I don't want to do that [become chairman]," he told The Hill. "So Sandy moves up."
Rangel announced Wednesday he would give up his chairmanship until the ethics committee completed an investigation of him.
Get the popcorn ready...
I guess they quickly realized it might not be a great idea to follow a corruptocrat like Rangel with a full-blown kook like Stark.
levin was recently voted the most liberal member of the house.......put the hard core communist in charge..bad time they are a comin’
Apparently San Fran Nan and Co didn’t want the Stark lunacy syndrome to be made public. (On FOX, that is.)
The are problems with the overseers on Boss Lady Pelosi’s Plantation.
Levin is a shark...cold blooded Commie.
Stark is universally despised. He is a foul-mouthed, prone-to-insults-and-gaffes freak towards anyone who raises his ire or gets in his way. Total loose cannon. The Dems can’t afford Pete Stark to replace Rangel.
confusion to the enemy.
“Levin effectively becomes the panel’s third chairman in a matter of 25 hours.”
The Foxs were very very very gentle yesterday describing the ‘ways and means’ of old Charlie... Now the liberal Jon Stewart on the other hand cut to the heart of the matter...
The material out there on Stark would keep Jon Stewart in business without any writers.... So Nanny the Red had to find a lesser known loon for the sake of the ‘party’....
Wow, full blown chaos amongst the House Dims! Woo Hoo!
Is this guy black? I heard the black caucus was pissed because a moonbat whitey was taking over for a corrupt black man.
These people are inept, incorrigible, incompetent, indecent, and, unfornatuately, in charge...for now.
Never mind. I bet this guy gets replaced real soon too.
Wow that was fast.
Did he try to raise taxes to 99% and triple spending in his first hour on the job?
No he is a Jew. His Brother Karl is our Senator in Michigan. They both need to be gone.
I agree. Look at how great Detroit is doing these days.
throwing the fat into the fire......
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