If Democrats lose control of the House of Representatives next week, as most political observers expect, there is a good chance that the House Speaker will opt to spend time with her eight grandchildren rather than toil in the relative obscurity of the minority.
A consummation devoutly to be wished, a side effect of Republican victory that would be especially sweet. I, for one, would welcome not having Nancy Pelosi to kick around anymore.
Many others are also speculated to be contemplating retirement if Democrats become the minority (see the article for the whole list). Louise Slaughter, she of the infamous Slaughter solution, is one.