Incognito: Conservatives in Georgetown

Mary Katharine Ham
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Posted: Jan 23, 2006 6:37 AM

I hopped a bus from Georgetown to Dupont Circle Saturday night with a group of about eight friends.

A couple I don't know well was sitting behind me. The boyfriend tapped me on the shoulder halfway through the bus ride. I turned around. The conversation was in whispers:

Him: Hey, I hear you're one of us!

ME: I'm not sure what you mean.

Him: Umm, a little bit right of center?

ME: Heck yes. Some say I'm more than a little right of center. I didn't know there were any of us around here.

Girlfriend: Shhhh, we're incognito.

Conservatives are getting prouder and prouder, but I think being proud in Georgetown may be a few years off yet. Of course, knowing you're not alone is the first step.