Inside the Party HQs

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I've been shuttling back and forth between different parties' events in DC. Better way of putting that – I've been shuttling between Democratic parties and Republican mausoleums. The Democrats have flooded the Hyatt near Capitol Hill; the Republicans are hosting small numbers of journalists in the lobbies of their national headquarters. The Republicans are cautiously optimistic about holding George Allen's seat; they think that'll be the seat that keeps the Senate from going Democratic. The House, by consensus, is gone.

I meant to be around Republicans when Santorum went down, but I ended up in the Capitol Lounge, a bar chock full of Democrats, who (I think) hooted me deaf.