Boondoggle

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State of emergency in the district

Panic in the District.

Panic in the District.

Fiji is not the only place to face a state of emergency.

It’s true, President Bush sounded alarms about Barack Obama during the campaign season. On Tuesday, Mr. Bush went one step further: He declared Mr. Obama’s inauguration an actual emergency.

This is a bureaucratic move, evidently, designed to secure more funding than the paltry $15 million that DC has been afforded from the federal government.  Odd as it sounds to say, declaring a state of emergency here is actually a fairly charitable gesture on Bush’s part — unlike his allegedly calling up former Australian Bush clone prime minister John Howard to stay in the Blair House so that the Obamas could not — to ease inauguration-related stress.  But if I wasn’t worried about the crowds in DC this weekend before, calling a state of emergency over it doesn’t exactly make me feel better.

(image from flickr user andrew.deci under a Creative Commons license)

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January 15, 2009 - Posted by | Washington DC | , ,

1 Comment »

  1. I’ll email you on this, but I plan to be there, so this means that I am knowingly walking into a state of emergency? GREAT.

    Comment by Estrella | January 15, 2009 | Reply


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