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Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Paying for the Inaugural

DC is getting screwed:

D.C. officials said yesterday that the Bush administration is refusing to reimburse the District for most of the costs associated with next week's inauguration, breaking with precedent and forcing the city to divert $11.9 million from homeland security projects.

Let's recall that Kerry beat Bush in DC, 90% to 9%. As with many actions of the current administration, I ask the following: incompetence or malevolence? In case you think this is all partisan hooey, check this:

A spokesman for Rep. Thomas M. Davis III (R-Va.), chairman of the House Government Reform Committee, which oversees the District, agreed with the mayor's stance. He called the Bush administration's position "simply not acceptable."

As if DC residents needed another reason to throw eggs at the motorcade on January 20.