As those of you who live in metro D.C. know, there’s a much-awaited snowstorm hitting the Emerald City this morning. It’s even effecting major political developments, as the House races towards enactment of its omnibus appropriations measure so that Members can adjourn for the week.

Only in Washington, though, would a storm be given a politically-derived name: the Snowquester. I guess that’s better than Saturn, or whatever the Weather Channel has come up with for the latest storm. And only in Washington would the naming of a storm create a blizzard of Twitter activity, in turn inspiriing–you guessed it–a Politico article.

The “Snowquester” has already generated a local “government shutdown,” and let’s hope that’s the closest we get this month to the real thing.

Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.