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Snowquester: an accurate description after all?

2010 snowstorm Dutchess County NY

This photo, taken in Feb. 2010 in Dutchess County, NY, shows what the 'Snowquester' of 2013 is not. (Public-domain photo by Julian Colton via commons.wikimedia.org)

As Washington, D.C., prepared for another winter storm by cancelling scheduled events and even several congressional hearings, Dan Tangherlini, acting administrator of the General Services Administration, took a jab at the city’s reaction to the snowfall.

In a speech March 5 at the Federal Managers Conference, the Massachusetts native told attendees who were from regions other than D.C. the hottest places to hang out in the next few days they’re in town.

"You’re here just in time" to watch the city’s "preparation for this substance known as snow," he said. "I suggest you go to anyplace that sells hardware or groceries and entertain yourselves as to how the locals react to this event."

He added, "It will look an awful lot like discussions on sequestration, frankly, acted out in some form of performance art."

As of this writing, on the morning of March 6, the storm seems to be a non-event in Washington, although the suburbs to the west are getting some real accumulating snow.

Posted by Matthew Weigelt on Mar 06, 2013 at 12:10 PM


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