What a lovely idea. Have Cheney resign, followed by Bush (because we're desperate, but not crazy), then Pelosi can be (briefly) the first woman president implementing the policies of the President-elect.
Plus, what fun for constitutional law folk to chew on in future years as to whether it was legal for her to act as President and Speaker at the same time.
Let me be _utterly_ clear here: I'm not being sarcastic. I _love_ this idea, and I've been loving Collins' columns for a few months now.