Why Does it Always Rain In Washington D.C.?
-by Scott Rohter, July 2011
It’s cloudy again, and threatening to rain in our Nation’s Capital. Why does it always seem to rain in Washington D.C.? Maybe it’s all the hot air emanating from Congress and the WhiteHouse that cause the great summer thunderclouds to rise in the eastern sky over those hallowed halls, and over the residence of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Or perhaps it is the profound musings of our Supreme Court, which is just down the street from 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., that cause the heavens above, to cry as it were, great tears of remorse upon the unfaithful!
But thunderstorms also bring lightning strikes! And according to my calculations our Government in Washington D.C. is just about due for one B I G lightning bolt from Heaven! So if I were one of those 535 little Congressmen, or their cocky little Commander in Chief, I wouldn’t get too close to the Great Rotunda Room, directly under that large, bronze Statue of Freedom, which sits high atop of the Capital Building, especially on cloudy days! Given the right circumstances, it might work like a large lightening rod, or it might just work like a large discharge capacitor that attracts the very next heavenly bolt sent their way! Perhaps we should outfit all of our elected public officials in Washington D.C. with rubber boots,... just to be safe!
"A journalist has no better friend than the truth." - Scott Rohter