If this morning's gray sky has got you feeling blue, we suggest reading this from Politico, a veritable obituary of the wicked witch from California who used to call herself Speaker.   From Politico:

"[Pelosi's] diminished stature has affected the way she is perceived in Washington’s power game and the way she handles her duties as head of the House Democratic minority. It all adds up to this: At times, the once-omnipresent Pelosi seems practically invisible in the Capitol.  Pelosi’s shutout from the biggest deal so far this year is a remarkable comedown for a former speaker who drove the legislative process in the past Congress.

A Pelosi aide tried to claim she had some heft left in the Capitol, only to have a veteran Democrat dismiss both that analysis and Harry Reid's presence in negotiations on spending meaning anything to House Democrats.  

There’s “no commitment to support it” because “Democrats haven’t really been part of the discussion,” said the lawmaker, who requested anonymity. Asked about Reid’s presence, the lawmaker replied in disgust: “That’s the Senate.”

Nothing makes us smile more than watching the wicked witch of the West diminish in stature while at the same time see House Democrats publicly sniping at Harry Reid. The duo of Pelosi and Reid did untold damage to the country during their legislative heydays and it's satisfying to know those days are long gone.

Republicans may not have achieved the budget cuts we would like to see, but they are sure a hell of a lot better than the people who say we need to pass the healthcare bill to find out what's in it and demand the government fund cowboy poetry festivals.  

Good riddance, Pelosi.

So long. Sayonara. Don't let the door hit you on your way out.

Joy to world, to all the boys and girls. Joy to the fishes in the deep blue sea, joy to you and me.