Column: After the voting, the handshake

(Lafayette) Journal and Courier

The dust might not have settled, but the voting is over.

And soon enough we’re going to need to reach back for the rules of youth sports and all else that is meant to be fair, shake hands and move ahead.

Gracious in defeat. Humble in victory. And understanding that there’s big work to do no matter how well the results fell in your favor.

This election year has been one spent dwelling on the art of compromise — and how to not compromise. We’ve heard candidates play the angles about how to impose principles on the other side without room to listen.

OK, maybe not just yet this morning. But soon enough. Soon enough.

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