Friday, February 5, 2010

Our Rich Snow Panic Heritage

"Washingtonians do not know how to drive in the snow: they slide and skid and spin their wheels and panic. By six o'clock traffic had stopped all over town. People abandoned their cars in snow drifts and marched grimly into the gale, heads down, newspapers wrapped around necks and stuffed under coats."

A description of today's chaos? Of course not! Nobody reads newspapers any more!

This nugget, Arthur Schlesinger's description of Kennedy's inauguration, was unearthed by Government Computer News. Yes, even in DC, publications with names like that weigh in on Snowmaggedon.