This is just boggling:

It has been nearly eight years since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, but the fears and anxieties they gave rise to continue to take a toll on the design of public buildings. Even the words “United States,” it seems — when spelled out in the wrong size and color — can be an unacceptable security risk.

Read the whole thing.  My hope is that some enterprising young Representative hungry for a bit of attention can ride this for a bit, hopefully embarrassing the people that brought this about.