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March 31, 2005

party politics
posted by soe 9:09 pm

Two well-written opinion pieces from former senators about the directions their respective parties should take in the future:

A Party Inverted

In the Name of Politics

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dear tourists
posted by soe 11:14 am

Dear Tourists,

Thank you for coming to Washington, D.C. We have a great many monuments, galleries, museums, governmental buildings, restaurants, and parks we hope you will visit during your stay.

For our part, we will brush off our cobwebs and try to put on a good face while you’re here. We will ask you if you need directions and eat at odd hours in order to stay out of your way as you make reservations.

But, please, please, PLEASE do us one favor: When riding the Metro escalators, please stand on the right and walk on the left. It’s the same concept as driving on the highway, except in this case, you’re the little old lady who can’t see over the steering wheel puttering along in the left lane 10 miles an hour under the speed limit.

We are home to the longest escalators in the Western Hemisphere (Wheaton’s at 230 feet), and the natives get grumpy when we can’t get past you, causing us to miss our trains.

Thank you for your consideration,

A D.C. resident

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