NRO's Robert Costa describes the scene as the House adjourned early Thursday.
Nancy Pelosi saying goodbye to colleagues who are about to be slaughtered in the mid-term elections - including Virginia's own Tom Perriello.
Pelosi smiled her usual grin — immobile and broad — and wished fellow Democrats the best. Some stopped to chat, but many just rushed past, uninterested in small talk. Rep. Tom Perriello, a vulnerable freshman Democrat from Virginia, was one who skipped by, but Pelosi called him back, inviting him to join her circle of allies by the elevator. Their talk was short: He tried to sound upbeat about his chances. Pelosi, of course, smiled.
And they went off into the storm.
UPDATE: Linked by Smitty. Thanks.