Last weekend there was a Tea Party protest in Washington, with attendance estimated between 60,000-70,000 (ABC News) and a zillion kabillion (Michelle Malkin). Yet all was not good times and accusations of fascism. The Wall Street Journal reports that Texas Congressman Kevin Brady has complained to the city of Washington that its Metro system was not capacious enough to accommodate the Partiers’ heartland butts. “People couldn’t get on, missed start of march,” tweeted Brady. “I will demand answers from Metro.” Some people were forced to take cabs!
Brady has shown some interest in mass transit in the past, requesting $11.5 million in federal funds “to build a new downtown garage to serve as a Park & Ride lot and to expand the trolley system to the village centers, Shenandoah and Oak Ridge North.” Presumably for the next event, Brady will demand that D.C. beef up its transit system with SUV limousines and hay wagons.
Update: Sing City Chronicles points out that Brady voted against a bill that provided $150 in emergency funding for the Metro.
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This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on September 17, 2009