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The New Patronage?
March 30, 2002 7:36 AM   Subscribe

The New Patronage? It used to be that citizens buddied up to their elected officials in exchange for money, jobs, or power. In Washington, DC, however, it gets you a three-digit license plate number.
posted by PrinceValium (3 comments total)

 
She was holding her new 354. The tag's design differed from the old 354. That's why low-holders must turn in plates annually. A new design helps the police spot poseurs, because anyone driving with an old design has obviously lost a low-number privilege but could not face relinquishment.

Now that's pretty sad. Looks like it's more addictive than heroin.
posted by bloggboy at 8:08 AM on March 30, 2002


Seems a lot like MetaFilter to me... only here the high-status low numbers were first come, first served.
posted by TiggleTaggleTiger at 9:39 AM on March 30, 2002


Seems a lot like MetaFilter to me... only here the high-status low numbers were first come, first served.

Yesss. High status is mine, all mine. Mwahahaha!!

(hey, first time in my life, I've had "high status" anything. I'm reveling in it)

*proceeds to revel*
posted by jonmc at 1:34 PM on March 30, 2002


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