Seems my sources this ayem were incorrect. Politico reports that Henry Waxman has won the Energy Committee gavel, unseating John Dingell from the perch he has held since 1981.
The vote was 137-122 by secret ballot. Edolphus Towns now succeeds Waxman at the helm of the Oversight Committee. All in all it has been a terrible week for Detroit: their pleas for a bailout fell on deaf (and in some cases hostile) ears and their greatest champion has now lost his soapbox.