Furthermore, the GOP will likely use her as a poster child for socialism and reckless spending in the 2012 election campaign. Nancy, the gift that keeps on giving. This is the first time in our history where a caucus that lost their majority retains ALL of it's congressional leadership in the next Congress.
Outgoing Speaker Nancy Pelosi averted a Wednesday showdown between her top two lieutenants by announcing that she will create a new post for Majority Whip James E. Clyburn (D-S.C.), who was expected to lose a race for minority whip to Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.).This isn't making the back benchers in the Democratic party happy though
..."You have a bunch of senior citizens at the buffet at closing time fighting over the last piece of meat," said one veteran Democrat who talked about the "frustration of the younger generation" of talent that's upset at the prospect of keeping "the status quo."
Those Congressmen and women aren't happy about being led into the wilderness...one that they may not return from for some time to come. Retaining Mr. Clyburn is seen as a bone to the Black Congressional Caucus...whom will see two GOP additions in an overwhelmingly Democratic group.