Sympathy for the Devil

Losing isn't fun. Luckily, all my grief counselors are Democrats

Illustration by Pep Montserrat for TIME

A week after the election, I got a call from a network executive to whom I owe a pilot script. "Take as much time as you need on it," she told me. "I know this must be a difficult time for you."

She wasn't alone. Another friend texted, "U R my only Repub. friend n I feel bad 4 u. If u need some1 to get drunk w/ im up 4 it. Promise not 2 gloat. Much." Which he didn't, much, when we got together a few days later. And that's what's been so surprising about the pummeling we Republicans suffered...

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