That’s right, upon hearing about Georgetown’s earnest Facebook efforts to protest the administration’s decision to bag our Presidents’ Day holiday, NBC Washington and Wonkette commenced with the mocking.
“Cranky Georgetown Students Protest Monday Classes; Georgetown ruins snow days. And won’t someone PLEASE think of the founding fathers?” was the headline of NBC’s Carissa DiMargo’s stinging brief about our Facebook group and general displeasure over the snow day.”
“We get it, kiddos — a lot of you had already made travel plans,” she writes. “But let’s be honest. Are you reeeeally trying to ‘Protect Our National Holiday!’ as the name of the group suggests?
“Yep, won’t someone just think of the founding fathers for a change? The founding fathers WANT these students to have off from class! Jeez!”
Over at Wonkette, they were a little kinder, which is to say, their blog post, “Will Anyone Help These Poor Georgetown Students Celebrate Our Founding Fathers?” was shorter:
“The young princes of George Town College are furious that the school has decided to cancel their upcoming Presidents’ Day holiday, to make up some of the nine-years-worth of snow days they’ve had recently. Thousands of members have signed up! It will be a Revolution! No longer will George Washington’s legacy (/luxury skiing vacations) be tarnished under their watch!”
Hmm. Georgetown, you say? Figures…. Maybe they can all get their personal lackeys to go to class for them. After all, they’re writing all the papers.
But come on, give us a break. Imagine waking up on a Monday and learning you have to go to work on Saturday. Oh, and DiMargo? Totally a GWU grad.