On Capitol Hill, the bloom came off the rose for triumphant Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi. She was elected to be the next Speaker of the House, but her candidate for House Majority Leader, Jack Murtha, was defeated by Steny Hoyer. NBC's Chip Reid reminded us of Murtha's characterization of an ethics crackdown on MSNBC's Hardball: "Crap!" ABC's George Stephanopoulos (no videostream supplied) saw cliquish Congressional leadership elections as being "a lot like high school" and CBS' Bob Schieffer saw Pelosi needlessly frittering away her leadership clout.
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