Liberal Twitter erupted in glee last night after the lights briefly went out on the Statue of Liberty, with many assuming it was a symbolic message to kick of International Women’s Day and #ADayWithoutWomen:
— Steve Marmel (@Marmel) March 8, 2017
— Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) March 8, 2017
— Gingger Shankar (@GinggerShankar) March 8, 2017
There even was a Twitter “Moment” dedicated to this wishful thinking with the tagline, “the symbolism isn’t lost on anyone”:
— Twitter Moments (@TwitterMoments) March 8, 2017
Well, if that “symbolism” is that government can’t keep the lights on, then we agree! Here’s the real reason Lady Liberty went dark:
Some lights on the Statue were temporarily off tonight. Likely related to new emergency generator/Hurricane Sandy recovery project work.
— Statue of Liberty NM (@StatueEllisNPS) March 8, 2017
Lights out, folks! Statue of Liberty goes dark overnight pic.twitter.com/4Di47sjX2A
— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) March 8, 2017
Oh, well Libs. Maybe next time!