Political junkies know that the weeks just following an election often feel remarkably similar to a hangover after weeks, if not months, of serious drinking.
So it's time for them to start drying out...in time for the holidays. But this year, the looming 'fiscal cliff' may make that harder than usual, no matter what pols would like to do or not do.
Our political guys have been drying out, but they're back to review the developments of the week.
Bill Lunch is OPB's Political Analyst; he's at the OSU Media Center.
Jeff Mapes is the senior political reporter for The Oregonian; he's on the line.