Ross: One solution to the infamous wall standoff … and potholes

Jan 2, 2019, 5:52 AM | Updated: 6:18 am

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I come back from vacation and I’m seeing the same tweets I saw 10 days ago: the wall and the shutdown.

But I’m in too good a mood to debate this any more because I just spent 10 blissful days ignoring Twitter! Not on purpose. It’s just that my phone was tied up documenting every single facial expression of our new grandchild, including the Winston Churchill face she makes right after nursing. So cute!

The trip also happened to take us through West Virginia, one of those states where the potholes want your tires for dessert.

So it occurred to me, why not just go ahead and start building that wall if that’s what it takes to stop this unnecessary fight? Start manufacturing the reinforced concrete slabs, have the president shake the hands of the workers in the slab factory, and once the pieces are ready, sometime between 2-5 a.m. when the White House isn’t paying attention, lay them down over certain stretches of the West Virginia highway system, which I would be delighted to specify. Any leftovers could go to other states.

It’s exactly like a wall, only horizontal – and actually useful – since I, and many other grandpas, could then visit their progeny without losing a tire (And if you charge a toll, a fair number of Mexicans would likely be paying for it) Problem solved, faces saved, everybody happy.

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