Going up to "the Hill" this afternoon, and every time I've gone up there in the past, it usually leaves me feeling drained and exhausted. I'm really glad I work downtown as opposed to Capitol Hill. D.C. - and politics in general - seems to attract a certain breed. Much in the same way showbiz in Los Angeles attracts certain types and mentalities. I'm not saying it's purely good or bad - just that both cities seem to be filled with certain personalities. And I can personally only take so much "type A."
As I've heard before "D.C. is like L.A. for ugly people."