Experts say that the type of alcohol you drink does make a difference, but for various reasons. Among the most important is the amount of congeners (pronounced CON-juh-nurz) — complex organic molecules, like methanol — in a particular drink. Impurities in poorly refined spirits like cheap vodka can also play a role, but congeners, which are common in darker liquors, seem to have the greatest effect.
According to one report in The British Medical Journal, which looked at the effects of different types of alcohol, the drink that produced the most hangover symptoms was brandy, followed by red wine, rum, whiskey, white wine, gin and vodka. Another study showed that bourbon was twice as likely to cause sickness as the same amount of vodka.
I voted this morning and hope to find some way to forget the whole deal until tomorrow morning. As a moderate lib, I'd like to see control of the House shift, but I've got no illusions about what little impact that would have on the issues that matter to me. It just means that we return to being a country where it's hard to change the law, which is how it ought to be.