Potomac Fever

A popular term of uncertain utility for a ‘disease’ affecting those who are temporarily in a position of power in Washington D.C., the US capital
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While it is certain and sad that John Randolph of Roanoke was ravaged by a terrible disease, the one illness from which he never suffered was the one I call Potomac Fever.
Once seated, something wafting into the offices through the vents of the Capitol infects the senators with Potomac Fever, and they devote their time to pleasing special-interest groups and PACs rather than the constituents who elected them in the first place.
There and in Kyiv, Potomac Fever reached out to LGBTI and human rights communities.
Their program affected many Ukrainians, including those in the country's only LGBT Chorus, Qwerty Queer, with whom Potomac Fever had an opportunity to mentor and sing.
Among horses, Potomac fever is a potentially fatal gastrointestinal disease, but in the world of American governmental officials it has an entirely different meaning--although it too can be a fatal disease.
Throughout, Middendorf has kept in mind that his is a cautionary tale for those who might be exposed to Potomac fever and be led to follow a similar path.
Potomac Fever is a significant health concern that may be impacting you or some of the people you love and respect.
I mean, this is an attitude of Potomac fever that the government thinks we can legislate about and solve every crime and every problem.
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