So we Southerners have a bad reputation for driving in snow. Mostly it’s deserved. Take the residents of the Chesapeake region of Virginia as the latest example in a shameful, Piggly Wiggly–raiding history of freak overreactions to weather. The Associated Press reports that Monday’s snowfall of less than one inch in the stretch of I-64 between Virginia Beach and Williamsburg caused about 115 minor accidents
, for which the state police had to call in extra troopers. Would it have been worse if it weren’t Presidents’ Day? Probably. Can you think of a more timely metaphor for modern politics? We totally doubt it.