By Tony Russell|
"Ace, why bother coming to Washington during the Christmas break?" complained Patty. "Nobody's here. They've all gone home for the holidays."
Patty's a little slow sometimes, but I try to be patient with her. "Of course," I said. "That's the point. Everybody's gone, so you don't have all the traffic, all the crowds, the standing in line."
She gritted her teeth, which ought to be worn down to nubbins by now. "The reason there are no crowds, Ace, is there's nothing to see. Congress is shut down. The circus has left town."
She was wrong.
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