"I don't often get excited about grass."
- Bob Vogel, superintendent of the National Mall and Memorial Parks, who -- for the record -- was talking about actual grass, some of the new grass on the National Mall, during Thursday's Trust for the National Mall Annual Benefit Luncheon. While the luncheon attracts hundreds of guests, including many ladies in brimmed hats, the big party is on Saturday when the fifth annual Ball on the Mall kicks off on the -- you guessed it -- National Mall. At this year's fete, expect to see a new National Mall PSA featuring a "personality." "We're going to have a PSA from a special person that we're going to show," Trust for the National Mall President Caroline Cunningham told Yeas & Nays.