Pelosi endorsed Murtha. Hoyer won big. David Sirota spins ‘Hoyer Beats Murtha’ so well that I would end up believing him if I could bring myself to care about this race.
That said, it’s a little eerie to contemplate that when the last Speaker to usher in a revolutionary-change-of-party Congress took office, his first act was to back a losing candidate for the #2 job: In 1994, Newt Gingrich’s choice for Majority Whip, Robert Walker, was defeated by … Tom DeLay.
Let’s hope history won’t repeat itself too much.