In no way is Inouye thinking retirement


Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Daniel Inouye (D-HI) will be 86 in 2010, but he has indicated that will not stop him from running for yet another term in the Senate. Of course, he is not likely to be heading up the Commerce Committee by then – conventional wisdom has him moving on to Appropriations in place of the even more elderly Robert Byrd (D-WV) while Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) takes over the Commerce gavel.