Chew on this. They certainly aren't
A herd of goats had been grazing their way through the poison ivy-infested Gateway National Recreation Area in Sandy Hook, N.J. But thanks to the Washington shenanigans, the goats had to be taken off their assignment with no clear Plan B in place. You see, the program's run by the National Park Service, a victim of the shutdown.
This is how USA Today began its story on this: "For months now they've bleated at each other, locked horns and whiled away their days on the hill. But enough about Congress." Ooh, burn!
(Stay) Beyond these hallowed halls
Among the tours suspended due to the shutdown is that of the U.S. Capitol.
"Due to a lapse in government funding, the Capitol Visitor Center will be closed beginning Oct. 1 and all tours have been suspended," the U.S. Capitol tweeted.
Ironic, no, that tourists won't be able to check out the digs where this all began?
Maybe it's a good thing. Congress' approval rating is a dismal 10 percent. It's probably best that the lawmakers stay out of sight.