An audible hush fell over the dining room at Papa Joe’s eatery on Capitol Blvd. Sunday night as the TV screen normally running silently with sports action suddenly came alive with a BREAKING NEWS! message that Bin Laden was dead.
A waiter quickly turned up the sound and soon an eclectic mix of college students, beer drinkers, and diners were craning the necks toward the screen. Speculation about a drone, where and when Bin Laden was whacked, who would collect the $25,000,000 reward and whether or not it would be one of those oversized Power Ball checks were bantered about as folks awaited the appearance of President Obama.
The GUARDIAN, sensing, a historic moment, grabbed a camera to record the event. Here are some of the comments from those watching:
Throughout the room there was a definite sense of approval, but not a mood of euphoria or celebration like that of Washington, DC.
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