After her seriously weird press conference Thursday morning, the best Machiavellian advice to the Republicans is: Treasure her! Pray that she keeps her job! She is worth millions in campaign contributions! As long as this is the face of the new Democratic congress you have a chance to come back.
To the Democrats: If there were only some way you could lure Dick Cheney out from under whatever rock he's crawed under, and get him to stick his face far, far into the public spotlight and keep it there you ... oh wait a minute ... never mind.