Maybe you have an e-ticket in hand and are among the lucky ones to be getting out of Washington this weekend, meaning away from the budget battle media event (meaning: there will be a lot of media noise and then the debt ceiling issue will be resolved, as always), away from work in general. If you happen to be flying out of Reagan National this afternoon, please stop by Borders books to pick up a signed copy of "Innocent Spouse." I'll be there, signing, and experiencing a vicarious getaway thrill, though, truth be told, July 4th weekend in the city can be peaceful and sweet -- away from the tourist haunts.
Fun thing to do: cruise Dominique Strauss-Kahn's Dumbarton Street house to see if the shades go back up. They've been down since he was incarcerated. Will they go back up now that he may be released? Will he ever return to Georgetown, or get out of the U.S. as fast as possible, giving officials the finger as he bolts for the boarding gate.