I'm a Paramedic and get to spend 12 to 16 hours a night with a partner inside an ambulance. As such you get to know them pretty well even if you switch out.
Last night I had a partner who is very much pro-Republican. And he explained the headline in such a way that I loved it.
Politics came up in passing, and he said "You know, i'm lucky to be a Republican instead of a Democrat this year". I asked why and was told:
"I get to vote against Mitch twice this year and you only get to once."