BIZARRE REPUBLICAN DEATH WISH UPDATE: “The depleted House Republican caucus, a minority in the next Congress, convenes at 8 a.m. in the Capitol Friday on the brink of committing an act of supreme irrationality. The House members blame their leadership for tasting the bitter dregs of defeat. Yet, the consensus so far is that, in secret ballot, they will re-elect some or all of those leaders.”

UPDATE: On the other hand, Influence Peddler thinks that Pelosi is blowing it.