Choire Goes Outside to Smoke

Outside the Sheraton, three Republicans in town on business pulled up.

Where was the Republican victory party, they wanted to know. Albany?

Where’s that?

The Republican trio–they worked for Proctor and Gamble and hailed from Orange County and Cincinnatti–were most concerned about the Missouri and Virginia races.

They considered only very briefly sticking around to see Hillary Clinton and the like arrive. “Ew, she’s a nasty woman,” said one of the two blonde women, who described herself as a financial conservative. She planned to return to New York at Christmas with her two kids, and had reservations at the Ritz.

– Choire Sicha