Lots of people are mad at Pepco over the whole “no power for a week” thing. Even Vince Gray says the utility is taking too long, and he’s barely back from China.

But government-sanctioned monopolies have to stick together, and Metro has the power company’s back. In a letter to Pepco thanking the company for helping to keep the system running, Metro General Manager Richard Sarles offered up praise:

“Your respective teams prioritized work needed to keep Metro service operating, ensuring efficient use of manpower and resources, and helping us ensure the safety of customers and employees,” Sarles wrote.

Because if anybody knows efficient use of manpower and resources, it’s Metro.