City Paper is not for tourists
Remember how last week the D.C. Council voted to extend bar hours for Obama’s Inauguration week? Well, the extended booze time, according to the Post, has hit a snag: two senators. Armed with a letter to District officials, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif) and Sen. Robert F. Bennett (R-Utah) have gotten all angsty, citing the strain on law enforcement.
The Post quotes from the Senators’ letter:
“The plan . . . could seriously strain law enforcement resources that need to be focused on the large crowds and security requirements of the Inaugural,” the senators wrote. “There is great cause for celebration at this historic event. But we believe that the benefits of this emergency legislation, passed with little public notice, are far outweighed by its possible consequences.”
We already have plenty of NIMBYs snickering over the voluntary-agreement issue. Now this. Another reminder that we aren’t a state.