“I have just called [opponent’s name] to thank him for not winning tonight. Now the hard stuff truly begins. I must get to work on an inaugural speech of soaring rhetoric with at least one killer line. Chief Justice John Roberts must learn to administer the oath of office correctly. And something must be done about the deficit…. And something must be done about Syria. Also, there was something else. Oh, right — more drones must be launched if America is to remain the scariest nation on earth. . . . .”—Christopher Buckley, “An All-Purpose Election Night Acceptance Speech for Either Candidate,” on “The One-Page Magazine,” The New York Times Magazine, November 4, 2012
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