From Parallel Truths (Corinthian Books, 2000):
Every city needs a big dick to prove its mettle. Paris has the Eiffel Tower. London has Big Ben. New York, the Empire State Building.
To me, DC's big dick says Up Yours! It says this to taxpayers across the country, to Native Americans, to everyone, everywhere. You don't like audits? Up Yours! You don't like us exploiting your resources? Up Yours!
And nobody gets it but me.