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Fear And Loathing In Room 302

Posted on | November 4, 2011 | 3 Comments

by Smitty

A fine day for technical challenges, where buying an all-day pass on the Metro does not mean ‘all day’. Rather, ‘all day’ starts at 0930, if you read the one yellow rectangle in the sea of hieroglyphics on the ticket gadget. The attendant at the turnstile blamed the victim in the most elegant fashion possible when the confusion about ‘all day’ not being all day ‘all day’ arose. Note to Starbucks: if you wonder why I didn’t buy a venti sized beverage this morning, complain to Metro. Tell them Bastiat sent you, since I had to pay twice for the fare to get here. If the Metro ticket machine was any less helpful, it would be the IRS. But that’s another rant. The ride, however, was efficient, and spirited me to the Convention Center without further incident.

Past all that nonsense, it looks like there is a session on protecting the Internet at 0945. We could have a fine viral video if we had a clip of Stacy McCain in there, veering from stupor to agony at the onslaught of technical jargon. He always looks like he’s stuck in a Kafka story at times like that. On the heels of that is my rock star Attorney General, Ken Cuccinelli, talking about health care. Always a treat, that guy. So I’ll take some notes and check in after noon.


3 Responses to “Fear And Loathing In Room 302”

  1. Anonymous
    November 4th, 2011 @ 12:52 pm

    So you had to go to the Escape Fare machine?

  2. smitty
    November 4th, 2011 @ 3:47 pm

    No, this was before I got in.

  3. Alan Kellogg
    November 4th, 2011 @ 7:42 pm

    Here’s my take on the Cain matter…