I was reading this satirical piece, Rice Begins Tenure at State Dept. with Bold Agenda, Show-Stopping Musical Number, and I got caught up on the first paragraph, where it says:
"Right on cue the new Secretary of State descended the grand staircase in the State Department's main lobby in..."
And I think...
Wait! There is no Grand staircase. Do they mean the lame elevator? Did she rappel down from the press balcony? Or maybe they mean the war department "tourist" entrance where the tours are started from and where a State Department Secretary likely has never been seen.
In fact, I don't think a single entrance has a staircase within 50 feet of it. Brother can you spare a chuckle?