White Guys Still Rule the GOP
huffingtonpost.com — House Speaker John Boehner didn't bother to go through the pretense of recommending more women and minorities to chair House committees. All nineteen of his chair picks were white men. The committee chairs determine what legislation gets heard or stonewalled in the House. So Boehner's naked move to assure that white guys still rule in the House seemingly makes mockery of all the GOP's big post-election talk about making women and minorities bigger players in the party. A charitable defense of Boehner would be to say that he just doesn't have the numbers to plop more women and minorities in House leadership positions. One of their two African-American members and one of their seven Hispanic members were defeated. At the same time, they have six fewer women in the coming House session than in the last one. But that's too charitable.