Much to my delight, SanFranNan Pelosi, the new democratic Speaker of the House, has managed to lose her very first battle as the third most powerful politician in Washington. She promised that this new Congress would be the cleanest, and least corrupt Congress of all time. So to that end she supports John Murtha, of ABSCAM fame, as her number two. Nan couldn't intimidate the rest of the Dem caucus by twisting their arms, and Hoyer got elected as majority leader.
I can only hope that whoever advised her that the America-hating Murtha was a good choice, given the conservative Democrats who just got elected, keeps advising her. This should be fun to watch.