American politics

When I was visiting my brother in DC I commented that on the walk home one night I had passed in front of the heavily guarded, but otherwise identical building to his in the office complex, as I did every morning and evening. As I passed by it became obvious why there were so many rent-a-cops hanging around all the time — they hadn’t turned the inside lights off, and it was dark inside. The bottom floor was littered with TVs showing news coverage, re-elect Bush posters, and a a few stressed looking staffers.

It’s nice to have one’s suspicions confirmed.