John McCaslin

"After 21 long campaign months, you resisted the temptation to ask your colleagues point blank: Who are you voting for? The equivalent of asking someone how much they paid for their Louboutins or custom-made suit," she points out in the chamber's November newsletter.

"But you are not off the hook just yet. Following Election Day, Washingtonians will prepare for months of parties, culminating in the political event of the year, the inaugural ball. The festivities are not exempt from political battlegrounds, even if you are all on the same team.

"When engaging in political discourse, remember boundaries and remain impartial. The fashionista inside will automatically divert the conversation and save the day with: 'What excites you about the spring trends this coming year?'"

John McCaslin

John McCaslin is a contributing columnist on and author of Inside The Beltway: Offbeat Stories, Scoops, and Shenanigans from around the Nation's Capital .

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