In anticipation of the 4 million or so people expected to flood DC on Inauguration Day, the Secret Service announced plans to close down the bridges connecting Virginia to the District.
And people are ticked off, I tell ya.
Some favorite quotes:
“The Secret Service’s plan to keep the inauguration secret is succeeding.”
“We are the capital of the free world. What is the message of closing all the bridges?”
“[It’s] all just an old Civil War snub. The Yankees are no quicker to forget the past than are any of the dyed-in-the-wool Rebels.”
As anyone who has ever so much as walked by one of these bridges during rush hour on a plain old work day could tell you, the joke of this is that any of these folks were actually planning to access DC by car that day in the first place. Good heavens.