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Random Notes on Election Night (1)

Circa 8:55 p.m., from a modestly secure, undisclosed location, at which the largest confirmed gathering of Republicans ever recorded in TriBecCa is on high alert.

Some New Criterion stalwarts congregate to ponder the future of the land of the free and home of the brave:  will it continue to be free?  Will we continue to be brave?

Most of us are tense; all of us are politically mature. One of us is the largest Republican canine extant.

There is some good early news from down south. No one was surprised that Connecticut went for the socialist. I was surprised, though, at the alacrity with which Linda McMahon was retired. Oh well. I believe Scott Brown is still surviving.

Further bulletins as events warrant. . . .