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March 06, 2013 9:48 AM Only In Washington….

By Ed Kilgore

As those of you who live in metro D.C. know, there’s a much-awaited snowstorm hitting the Emerald City this morning. It’s even effecting major political developments, as the House races towards enactment of its omnibus appropriations measure so that Members can adjourn for the week.

Only in Washington, though, would a storm be given a politically-derived name: the Snowquester. I guess that’s better than Saturn, or whatever the Weather Channel has come up with for the latest storm. And only in Washington would the naming of a storm create a blizzard of Twitter activity, in turn inspiriing—you guessed it—a Politico article.

The “Snowquester” has already generated a local “government shutdown,” and let’s hope that’s the closest we get this month to the real thing.

Ed Kilgore is a contributing writer to the Washington Monthly. He is managing editor for The Democratic Strategist and a senior fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute. Find him on Twitter: @ed_kilgore.

Comments

  • c u n d gulag on March 06, 2013 10:19 AM:

    Anytime anything more than a snowflake or two fall in DC, it's time for the Conservative global warming/weirding deniers to start screaming about how the Earth heating-up due to human activity, is all just a Liberal hoax!

    SEE!
    IT'S SNOWING IN DC!!
    SO THERE'S NO SUCH THING AS GLOBAL WARMING, LIBTARDS!!!

  • Daniel Buck on March 06, 2013 10:34 AM:

    Ed,
    if this is a snowstorm, I'm Ming the Merciless. Just walked to Capitol Hill & back & got soaking wet. It's raining, cold & steady, but nonetheless it's rain.

    Dan

  • Rick B on March 06, 2013 12:04 PM:

    OK. The "Emerald city?" Where did THAT name come from?

  • max on March 06, 2013 1:50 PM:

    The “Snowquester” has already generated a local “government shutdown,” and let’s hope that’s the closest we get this month to the real thing.

    In town they're getting about nothing in the way of snow. West of town, we're getting bombed, more or less. (Good thing this is only a one-day deal.)

    DC is nuts, man.

    max
    ['And the weather channel is... no, I won't even bother.']