- Feb 15, 2002
I remember an interview with a long-time DC reporter about how things used to work in DC. She said in the old days they (Reps & Dems) would attend a lot of cocktail parties, dinners, etc on weekends (back when they actually stayed in DC, now most fly home every weekend). She said that's when the deals & compromises were made on bills. Now that everyone flees DC each week they never get together socially anymore and has led to more partisan divides.If you only knew how this exact thought has run through my mind over the years, and much more recently. There once was a common ground that people pushed around the edges. That no longer exists, and some of the reasons are what you have brought up.