First Velour, Now Politicians


Okay, now I really need a new coffeeshop. First it was velour jumpsuits, now it’s youth assaulting congressmen. Where can I go to have a cup of coffee and be unassailed?! Jim Moran is sitting at the table behind me plotting a demonstration against the detainees in Guantanamo, and while I suppose I appreciate that someone in Congress is actually talking about it, declaring that the Attorney General and the Presidents are in cahoots against Muslims, that seems to me to be a bit far fetched. They’re also talking about a letter signed by 100-150 Congresscritters to bring the troops home since Tom Fox died. Never mind the troops who’ve given their lives, let’s politicize the death of one civilian. Righteous.

[Edited later: They were Tom Fox’s Quaker group, not just your run of the mill constituents. I do feel bad for their loss, but I’m pretty sure bringing the troops home now isn’t the answer.]

I thought all this stuff went down in dark, smoky wood-panelled rooms on the Hill, but apparently it’s also going on in Northern Virginia coffee shops.

Moran bought two fruit juices at the counter. Of course, given his cozy relationship with MBNA, it was no surprise he paid by credit card.

[Edited later: I did get a chance to shake Congressman Moran’s hand. He’s a grabby fellow. Just didn’t want to let go of my hand. Why are all politicians like this?]

1 Comment so far

  1. Jonathan Mark (unregistered) on April 20th, 2006 @ 4:24 pm

    At which coffee shop did this occur, may I ask?

    What was the date?

    Was anything related to Jim Moran’s 2006 reelection campaign discussed?

    Do you know the names of any of the other attendees? Were they part of some official group or chapter?

    Were they part of the American Friends Service Committee, perhaps?

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