Reactions from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue

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white_house_election_night.jpgWe’ve mentioned what happened half way around the world from the White House. So what happened at, uh, the White House itself? I’m happy to tell you — pandemonium. I wandered by the Obama family’s next place of residence yesterday around 1 am and walked right into a joyous mob shouting, crying, and carrying Obama signs. The favorite chant of the night? “Nah nah nah nah, hey hey hey, gooooodbye.”

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