It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
The declaration, though, was not a political statement about Republicans being run out of town. Rather, it was a bureaucratic move intended to provide additional federal money to help the District of Columbia cope with the massive crowds that are expected to turn out for the swearing-in ceremony on Jan. 20 that will make Mr. Obama the nation’s first black president.
Bush Delcares State of Emergency For D.C.
Originally posted by gimmefootball400
It may not be the first time that a state of emergency has not been declared for anything other than a natural disaster. However, it is the first time that an advanced state of emergency has been used for a non-natural disaster event. I just hope that this was done only as a precaution.