By Rob Runyan - 03/18/09 05:11 PM EDT
Eight weeks to the day after Inauguration, the circus atmosphere was back on Capitol Hill. This time the pachyderms received top billing, with their equine friends bringing up the rear — or, for non-Animal Planet devotees, the elephants led the horses, close cousins of the donkeys. In previous years, this event brought zebras to town.
Both parties were followed by several street-sweeping vehicles deployed by the District’s Department of Public Works to clean up their mess.