As if the douchebags and overt segregation weren't enough of a reason to avoid our country's capital, consider this: the camel cricket.
In a sign that god is not in fact on our (read: Bush's) side, these critters have recently been infesting the homes of DC-area residents.
This inch-long, wingless, noiseless, spider-like cricket can jump up to three feet in any direction and have been described as "freaky".
I'm actually pretty sure they're why the Turkish ambassador left.
A Bunch of Ugly Little Trespassers - Washington Post
HR 106 Fallout: Turkey Recalls American Ambassador - armenianow.com