Who is going around the Inaugural grounds covering up the words “Don’s Johns” on the porta potties placed there for the Inauguration? Don’s Johns is the biggest company providing porta potties for major events in the Washington DC area. The company is based in Gainesville, Virginia.
The name is being covered up with blue tape so that it can only be seen when standing right in front of the potty. The company owner, Robert Weghorst, had no idea who was doing it or why until an AP story came out two days ago.
“We don’t know why it’s being done. We didn’t tell someone to do it,” he said in a telephone interview Friday. “We’re proud to have our name on the units.”
Don’s Johns were used for both of Obama’s Inaugurations and the company name was not taped over. So why is it being taped over this time?
On Friday the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies and the Presidential Inaugural Committee had no comment. Later the Architect of the Capitol, who is in charge of the Capitol and the Capitol grounds, said the signs are being covered because of a ban on advertising on the Capitol grounds.
Curious that they didn’t feel a need to cover up the company name in the past. This wouldn’t have anything to do with the President Elect’s first name, would it? Naw, that can’t be it. That would be silly and nothing silly ever happens in Washington.
More on the coverup here.