How many bills are floating around at this point? Three? Four? What if it degenerates to 50 versions in the Senate, each with a sponsor…uh, the math doesn’t quite work, but let’s say the Senate with its mystical inner rules, grants Teddy a posthumous vote? Then in the House, Nancy Pelosi, the once strict task mistress of the Minority Party seems now to be just the loose canon, with little credibility, that we all knew her to be. Murtha is gasping his last, cough, you know. I can just see Majority Leader Steny Hoyer now, rubbing his hands together. 2010 may be his year. I’ve met him. I used to go to, cough, you know, meetings at the same church that he attended (Baptist) services. He helped us stack our chairs once. Nice guy. Salt of the earth. A Marylander as Speaker of the House! But you know, Nancy P. is the daughter of a former mayor of Baltimore, but she’s left and like me, is a Californian and doesn’t count. Go, Steny! Go!