It’s day six of the government shutdown. People are without work. People are losing paychecks. And people can’t change their names to names that kinda/sorta look and sound like the names of brutal dictators.
The latter is what Donte Whitner, aka The Player Soon To Be Formerly Known As Whitner, is currently going through with the latest petulant instance of gridlock in D.C.:
Paperwork for 49ers S Donte Whitner to change name to "Hitner" cannot be processed due to government shutdown. Hitner shut down for now.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 6, 2013
Whitner was hoping to officially have the W dropped from his name by Sunday night’s game against the Texans so he could have been introduced under his new identity. That won’t be happening, leaving him to tweet…
Damn gov't shutdown lol GM
— DonteHitner (@DonteWhitner) October 6, 2013
I think we all feel the same.