Sounds good. Why is the barrier for this permission any higher than someone asking for it? Is there really a need to protect against contributors with malicious intent?
There is a little risk. People doing triage can make two common mistakes, and both do happen in the Python tracker from time to time: a) they reject some contribution, even though a long-time contributor might have accepted it with modifications; sometimes this rejection happens for overly formal reasons, and b) they assign issues to someone who might be formally in charge, but is unlikely to act on the issue in a reasonable amount of time. Of course, long-term contributors can and do also make the same mistakes; it's just that new people are often unfamiliar with the conventions.
This was all in the abstract, independent of dangerjim (whom I don't know).