Say what you will of me and my political persuasions, but the Democrats seem to be going out of their way to prove they are even more corrupt and ideologues than the guys they are replacing. Cases in point:
Pelosi supports Murtha for a chair. Murtha??? This is the guy who escaped Abscam by the skin of his teeth. Not a message to send if you are against corruption.
Pelosi supports Hastings for chair on Select Committee on Intelligence. Again, are you kidding me? This is one of the most corrupt elected officials in America. My God, he was only one of a handful of Federal judges ever impeached by Congress. The ranking Democratic member, Harman, apparently pissed off Pelosi at some point so is being passed over. This is seen as a sop to the Congressional Black Caucus.
So. the Dems get into power and then totally blow off the principles of "culture of corruption" that they have espoused nigh on 2 years. Pelosi makes her chair decisions on personal vendettas and power-brokering.
There is nothing you left-wingers can say to alleviate the truth of what's going on. It's as obvious as a cheap suit.
Have fun for the next 2 years....cause I think it'll be the last you have for a long, long time.