Did the undersecretaries of Famine and Pestilence get the memo?

Along with the launch of the Politico, the arrival of The Onion in print has been a boon to the nation’s capital’s Metro riders, especially myself (or the Politico would be if its circulation department bothered to install a box at East Falls Church). Today I had to restrain from laughing out loud on the train. Of course, a jaded libertarian might ask: Wouldn’t that constitute most of government already?