A few weeks ago, Washington Post and CNN media reporter Howard Kurtz launched a Twitter crusade to get Pepco to restore power to his home after the massive thunderstorms that swept the region. At first, the Pepco folks didn’t seem to realize who they were dealing with. “Of course we care,” Pepco’s Andre Francis replied. “If there was a process that restored power to everyone instantaneously, you would’ve had power since Sun.” But a few hours later, it worked!

Apparently he’ll need to work his magic again today; this morning’s storms brought bad news to the Kurtz household once again. A plaintive cry issued forth from the Postie on Twitter once again: “No power for 5 days, go on vacation, come back, it rains, no power again. Thanks, Pepco.”

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