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Last week, a mother and her three children stood in the checkout line at a Giant Food supermarket in Arlington. The eldest child, a boy about 9 years old, stopped smacking his sister with a baguette when he noticed the cover of January’s Washingtonian. “Hey, it’s George W. Bush!” he exclaimed, proud of having recognized the president-elect. The boy gazed contemplatively at the cover for a moment. Then he drew back his arm and punched Dubya right in the glossy nose.

—Pamela Murray Winters