Laws of the Landscape: How Politics Shape Cities in Europe and America by Pietro S. Nivola (1999)
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Judge Glock's spiel on urban affairs and urban history
Washington and Mathias had a routine based on their mutual needs that they would employ from time to time. Both men told the story of how Washington would ask, "Now, Mac?" And Mathias would reply, "Not now, Walter, I'll tell you when."When political troubles seem to be stirring in the Maryland suburbs, Washington would publicly call for a commuter tax (which would have been impossible to pass) - allowing Mathias to "defend" his constituents by denoucing the idea.This would be followed by a call from the Senate: "What can I do for you up here on the Hill, Walter?" Mac would ask. And the city's budget would sail through.