I'm sure that what remains of this happy day will see some interesting commentary elsewhere. I'll post what I see here. (Nick, feel free to use this post too!)
David Frum: "today’s defeat for free-market economics and Republican values is a huge win for the conservative entertainment industry. Their listeners and viewers will now be even more enraged, even more frustrated, even more disappointed in everybody except the responsibility-free talkers on television and radio. For them, it’s mission accomplished. For the cause they purport to represent, it’s Waterloo all right: ours."
I'm real proud of this pro-Pelosi post I did for Kevin Drum two years ago. It ended: "when 2009 comes around and it's time to pass health care reform and whatever other domestic policy initiatives we want, we can be confident that the House side of the game will be in good hands."
Corroboration for the Politico story below, from the NYT. '“We’re in the majority,” Ms. Pelosi told the president. “We’ll never have a better majority in your presidency in numbers than we’ve got right now. We can make this work.'