As Twitchy told you, Marcia Fudge, possible challenger to Nancy Pelosi for the Speaker’s gavel, found herself in some hot water after a letter she wrote defending a wife-beater-turned-alleged-wife-murderer resurfaced.

A lot of people couldn’t help but notice the timing and wonder if Nancy Pelosi and her minions might’ve been behind it. We may never know for sure, but if they were indeed responsible for the revelation, their strategy appears to have worked:

And it seems Fudge is being rewarded for her rediscovered loyalty. She’d better be grateful for whatever Nancy gives her:

Nobody does it better.

We’d hate to see what’ll happen to Fudge if she steps out of line again …

Maybe Fudge should get out ahead of this thing. Just to be safe.

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with additional text and a tweet.