Driving down the George Washington Parkway outside Washington, D.C., today, I noticed that the two scenic overlooks that offer drivers the chance to admire the beauty of the Potomac River below are closed for the government shutdown. These overlooks are just cut-outs from the highway, providing a few parking spaces. That’s it. No little National Park Service kiosk. Nothing. It’s just a parking area that holds maybe six cars at a time.
To close them required someone to come and put up barricades, thus costing taxpayers money.
Is there anyone in the Obama administration with common sense? Do they not see how petty and over-reaching this makes them look?