THE CAPITAL: Why Georgetown Has the Jitters

At grocery stores in posh Washington neighborhoods, grits are suddenly selling briskly. The city's ritziest catering firm is planning to offer two varieties of peanut canapes to its high-toned clientele. Real estate agents are swarming over every outlander rumored to be in line for a Government post and trying to explain that in exclusive Georgetown, $40,000 might buy a garage but certainly not a house. Copying machines are busily grinding out resumes for 2,200 or so soon-to-be-jobless Republican appointees. And the city's social climbers are agonizing over the possibility that they may...

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