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A Fishbowl Fourth of July

For some of us, a Washington Fourth of July is about as desirable as a hot sparkler in the eye.  It’s not that I’m unpatriotic but bridge and tunnel crowds depress me and fireworks don’t impress me (note: the rhyming was unintentional).  Still, in honor of Independence Day FBDC caught up with some Fishbowl faves to find out how they plan to celebrate this year. Fortunately, not everyone in the Fishbowl is jaded like me:

Washington Times’ Stephen Dinan: “I usually go watch the fireworks from the base of Memorial Bridge (and try to take poorly done photos of the reflections in the Potomac) but I’m in the market for a better spot this year.”

Washington Post’s Amy Argetsinger:  “Seneca Lake, N.Y., with amateur pyrotechnics, a bonfire, and Finger Lakes wine.”

Politico’s Julie Mason:  “I keep waiting for my invite to the South Lawn, but so far the inbox is forsaken.  I am going to a roofdeck party in Columbia Heights (unless I hear from someone with a pool, Sam Youngman).  I plan to celebrate the 4th by disregarding all the people on Facebook, Twitter and cable piously reminding everyone else ‘what this day is really about.’  We know what it’s about. It’s about friends with pools.”

New York Times’ Mark Leibovich: “I’m just gonna talk/tweet/blog endlessly about how fascinating Aspen is, even though I’m not there…”

USA Today’s Susan Page:  “Carl and I will be watching the fireworks, as usual, from the pedestrian walkway on Key Bridge. Fabulous view, nice crowd – and you only have to arrive a half-hour before they begin to get a good spot.  And I’ll be celebrating the 4th of July by doing my part to address the soaring deficit: I have reluctantly decided to renounce my rights to all corporate plane tax breaks.”

Daily Caller’s Tucker Carlson: “I’m spending the Fourth in Maine with my kids, as usual. We stage a highly-dorky but mildly amusing reenactment in which I play King George and my wife George Washington. I lose every year.”

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