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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 01/23/2013

Rahm Emanuel’s inauguration after-party is surprisingly bipartisan

Buddy Guy and Keb' Mo', left, at the Rahm Emanuel inauguration after-party. (Amy Argetsinger - The Washington Post)
Maybe we can all learn to get along! One of the hotter tickets inauguration night: A Chicago blues afterparty hosted by Rahm Emanuel at the Hamilton. Start time: 11 p.m. Inside: High-end donors and Democratic power players (Martin O’Malley, Antonio Villaraigosa, MC Hammer) grooving to the sounds of Buddy Guy and Keb’ Mo’. Outside: Liberal foreign-policy pundit Steven Clemons sweet-talking the door folks (“we’re guests of Rahm”) to admit a small posse that included. . . Grover Norquist? The conservative anti-tax activist, who’d walked across the street from the Electronic Arts party (John Legend, Pharrell) at the W, admitted his doubts about his pals’ strategy to get him in. “I said, ‘Are you sure?’ ” Friend of Rahm, eh? “Well, it worked.”

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