The U.S. Capitol building is roughly halfway between my house and my office. Most days I just take the Interstate tunnel under the Mall because it’s faster and usually less of a traffic hassle.
Today was a beautiful day in Our Nation’s Capital, so I decided to take the “long” way home which involves driving up 1st street. On the left is the Capitol building, on the right is the Library of Congress and the Supreme Court. Pretty awesome for a kid who got a 5 (out of 5) in high school AP Government. Shut up.
A new episode of my favorite podcast was posted this afternoon, and I was listening to it in the car with the windows down.
And right at about 5:25 when John Roderick says “oceans of spooge” a whole gaggle of Very Important Congressional Staffers And Probably Actual Members Of Congress Wearing Very Important Expensive Suits came pouring out of an office building and lined up on the street corner right next to my car — with open windows — stopped at a red light as John and Merlin talk about, um, covering the world, as I’m laughing almost uncontrollably. It’s a long red light, if you know what I mean.
No, I did *not* roll up the windows. The light changed at about 6:10, when I sped away, in case you were curious.