The city’s going to be clamped down. No access by car from the Virginia side. Hundreds of city blocks cut off. Combat-ready troops with nigh-vision goggles. Snipers on roof tops. And thousands of cowboy-booted Republicans. I plan to skip the balls Thursday night and hit the weight stacks, instead. I’ll burn off some of the anger remaining from the first Bush Administration’s out-of-control spending, foreign policy adventurism, and trampling of the Constitution. (Of course, I fear that it will just build back up again.)
UPDATE: Here’s the January 19 New York Times piece on the increased security, including the welding shut of all the manhole covers along the parade route.