Before she even takes over the House, Nancy Pelosi suffered her first loss.
This is good news on a couple of fronts. It means there will be infighting among the Democrats throughout this Congress. It also means that Steny Hoyer will have some control over the agenda.
Not only that, it means that Nancy Pelosi has shown that she can be defied.
It is still very uncertain, but the troops may yet dodge the knife in the back that the anti-war movement has been hoping for.