OK, I am suiting up to ride Amtrak down to the Great Wen.
I can’t say I agree with Kathryn that DC is a romantic place. I love all
the national monuments — but that’s majesty, not romance. And yes, the
security barriers have taken the shine off everything. So, come to think of
it, have all those conversations I’ve had with Washington insiders, where I
ask: “Why doesn’t someone in Washington do something about…?” and then
they, after falling around laughing for a while, explain patiently to me
that nobody in Washington ever *does* anything, other than conduct turf
fights and take lunch with lobbyists.
Anyhoo, DC here I come. Hope to see some of you NRO readers at Kate’s this