In a parting gesture to the citizens of the
District of Columbia,
retiring Senator Joseph Leiberman has introduced a bill in the Senate to make
DC our 51st state called New Columbia. The bill would redraw the
existing boundaries of the city by carving out The Mall, most federal
government buildings and monuments from the proposed state.
Today, in the Style section of The Washington Post, Monica Hesse and Dan Zak have shared their own thoughts for redrawing the capital city’s lines. Number one on their list was making our
part of their Columbia.
- To eliminate confusion, the town of Columbia, Md., shall become part of New Columbia but be known as Old Columbia.
In case you might mistake this for anything other than satire, consider that one of their other suggestions was to make
Georgetown part of Connecticut.
Still, it’s always nice to be number one.