Pipes Cleared


As rumored here a while back, Daniel Pipes has received a "recess appointment" to the board of the U.S. Institute of Peace. This will allow him to serve out the remainder of the 108th congress—about 17 months—but falls short of the four-year seat he'd have gotten if the Senate had approved his nomination. Sez the White House in a terse Friday afternoon announcement:

The President has signed the recess appointment of Daniel Pipes of Pennsylvania to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the United States Institute of Peace. The President nominated Mr. Pipes on April 2, 2003.

Here's looking forward to some newer, more interesting controversy now that this one's over.