Obama and the Weather Wimps

Obama is right -- DC people are weather wimps.
"My children's school was canceled today," Obama said, speaking to reporters before a meeting with business leaders. "Because of what? Some ice? . . . We're going to have to apply some flinty Chicago toughness to this town."

The remarks might have captured Washington's attention as much as anything Obama has said since taking office a week ago. With those offhand comments, the president homed in on the one thing that riles Washingtonians every winter. His words reflected a common sentiment among recent arrivals from up North or out West: The denizens of Washington are weather wimps. Life around the Capital Beltway grinds to a halt for climatic events that would barely register in, say, Chicago.
We got two inches of snow and the town shuts down! I admit, I worked from home today, not because I can't handle the snow, but because I'm afraid of all those people who don't know how to drive in it.