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Tue Oct 1, 2013, 03:07 PM

Government shutdown threatens romantic wedding by the Jefferson Memorial

"They wanted to marry in the place where they first began to fall in love. So Mike Cassesso and MaiLien Le, classic young Washington strivers who have worked on Capitol Hill and on major political campaigns, scheduled their nuptials for the site of their first date on July 19, 2009: the west lawn of the Thomas Jefferson Memorial.

Their 130 guests were already starting to fly in from all over the country for the ceremony this Saturday when they received an ominous e-mail from the National Mall and Memorial Parks permit management office on Monday morning. If the federal government shut down and remained shuttered by the wedding’s 5:30 p.m. start time on Oct. 5, Cassesso and Le and their family and friends would be barred from stepping foot on the property."

Whole WAPO article here:

This is the type of thing that Gingrich didn't expect in 1995 and the type of thing that Cruz, Boehner and company are ignoring now. Americans like their government and parks and want them to operate correctly. This is the type of drip, drip that will kill the tea party in the next few weeks during their grandstanding shutdown.

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