She's made herself useful to the House Conservatives as a foot soldier in the Dogma Drama: "No government, no how ... No money spent on nothing, no way."
She's earning a reputation for theatricality ... those huge blow-ups of Roger Clemens she showed such an anatomical interest in, her school-marmish rounding up of spectators in the Capitol rotunda to attend the "Drill, Baby, Drill" insurgency last August.
Merely a taste of what's to come as Republican conservatives launch their "Stop Obama Socialism At All Costs."
The Madam intends to be a playah.
If that means a whole new Red Scare and nasty obstructionism, well, whaddya want? Flowers and sweets?
FOOTNOTE: Yes, I said "Red Scare." Expect a whole new kind of McCarthyism rousing itself on the right. Eve Fairbanks cracks open that particular egg in The New Republic.