Friday, 5 October 2001 : "Pentagon and National Airport are in VA, not DC"This is a little funny and a little ridiculous. When I didn't live here, I surely would make the same mistakes. However, anyone who's lived here long and/or looked at a map of the area (and you'd think that would include the President) would be fairly dense to screw this up:
You Are Where? Locating Pentagon, National Airport a Geographic Challenge [Washington Post]
Even the U.S. Postal Service and some Internet map services get confused, so maybe President Bush could be forgiven for referring to the airport Tuesday as being in Washington, D.C. At an on-site news conference to announce today's reopening of National, Bush mentioned that he had invited D.C. Mayor Anthony Williams (D) to dinner "here in the District." // Trouble is, when he spoke he was standing firmly in Arlington County [Virginia], whose boundary begins on the western shore of the Potomac.Oy.
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