My own feelings are that it is a tragedy. In a time when this country seems on a path towards bankruptcy, the last thing we need is a tax and spend far-left-winger like Stark in such a powerful position. Also, Stark has a reputation for taking a number of outrageous postions and making outrageous statements, even making the liberals in the House uneasy. Rangel was outrageous enough, but its scary to think about what will now come out of the Ways and Means Committee. Let's all hope that this "temporary" chairmanship is very temporary.
This is a "Stark" example of what we wind up with when Committee heads are selected primarily on the basis of senority.