As Adam Fogle wrote a few days ago, Sanford Bishop is a name being kicked around as the new Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee. Now the Washington Post has picked up on this (via the Political Insider).
With Speaker to be Pelosi shunning Alcee Hastings (kudos to her for that BTW), Bishop is one of three who could get the nod:
Instead of picking Harman or Hastings, Pelosi will look for a compromise candidate, probably Rep. Silvestre Reyes (Tex.), but possibly Rep. Norman D. Dicks (Wash.), a hawkish member of the Appropriations defense subcommittee, or Rep. Sanford Bishop (Ga.), a conservative African American with experience on the intelligence committee. To entice Harman to run in 2000 for a House seat she had vacated for an unsuccessful bid for the California governorship, the Democratic leadership shunted Bishop off the committee — another perceived slap at black lawmakers.