Back off my street
V Note: I read about this a few days earlier and Anna pointed out an article about it early so I thought I would be sure you are all aware of this stupidity.
I try not to get political on my blog because I think about policy and media and message all day. But, this little "bill" pisses me off. Bad.
There was a bill introduced in Congress by U.S. Rep. Henry Bonilla renaming 16th Street, Northwest, "Ronald Reagan Boulevard."
Not only do I live on 16th Street, I also work on it. These insane Republicans need to chill out. You already tagged National airport with you beloved leader's namesake and umpteen buildings in town named after him, do you really need to take streets, too? L'Enfant freaking knew what he was doing when he planned this little city, you know, letters, words, numbers in a circle fashion. Why don't you Republicans back the fuck off and start WORKING on something besides a worthless "energy" bill and nonexistent exit strategy for oh, I don’t know, either war we got cookin?
And good for District Mayor Anthony Williams who said: "It's been a long time since I've heard of a plan that made so little sense. Changing the unique and beautifully mapped street system in Washington would mean undoing the work of Pierre L'Enfant, who created a design that has inspired millions of people from around the world. Sixteenth Street is one of our city's most prominent thoroughfares. It represents all presidents -- not just one president."