So we sure did get flinty yesterday. Worst snowstorm since 2003, and for once the federal government didn't close down. Goddamn. I mean, I know I voted for Obama and everything, but I'm getting a bit tired of the 'stern parent' attitude. Gotta get flinty! Can't close the government for snow.
I would have posted more about the snowstorm, but I wasn't even in DC this weekend, and instead was headed back into the city just as the snowstorm began.
From what I gather, the basic gist of the reactions are as follows:
1. Native DCers cannot handle snow. It is a source of pride to freak out at the slightest amount of snow, and to forget all of your driving skills.
2. Transplants, especially those from the North or Great Lakes Region are accustomed to snow. Anyone who says we should handle our snow better is most likely a transplant.
President Barack Obama, being a hip, wannabe urban transplant hailing from Hawaii via Chicago, therefore thinks we should man up about the snow. Given the fact that he was not even a United States Senator the last time it snowed this much, he doesn't realize that it doesn't make sense for us to be "good" at snow, when this amount of snow happens about once a decade.
I realize that I, myself, am a transplant from the Midwest. And I was pissed the federal government didn't close. Forget being flinty, I want my day off.