As a native Upstate New Yorker who has lived in DC since the summer of '88, I too think that DC and the DC Metro Area are too quick to shut down school over a little snow. Today, with the ice, maybe it was warranted.
The President dissed his new hometown today, I would imagine those of us who are transplants from snowier climes, laughed at the comments.
If the First Family starts watching the local news, they'll be even more amused by the mad rush to buy milk, bread and toilet paper when there is just the threat of inclimate weather. They'll love the reporters with their rulers in the snow...just trying to show accumulation.
Most of the Masthead of P4500 went to school in blizzards, uphill both ways!
Did I just agree with Mr. Obama? Yes, but that does not mean I'm part of the Obamalution.