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According to reports, the Washington Monument is listing a bit:
Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly reported at 2:30 pm that their bureau received information from a producer saying that a Captiol Hill Police officer says that the Washington Monument may actually be tilting as a result of the earthquake.
Seismologist John Rundle joined Kelly on her show and confirmed that the Washington Monument could very well be tilting as a result of the earthquake and the structure should be checked out.
Probably due to this afternoon’s 5.9 earthquake. But surely there’s a metaphor here, too? Does it represent the imbalance in employment numbers? Economist Mark Perry in his excellent Carpe Diem blog has this chart to show:
Could it be the imbalance of the national books? This chart is tilting, too:
So it’s only natural that the Washington Monument is tilting off-kilter. Everything in Washington is tilting off-kilter.