This from the article: "Rooms cost $125 a night and the restaurant would serve about 20,000 tourists during a typical October, O’Connell said"
That is a lot of unnecessarily turned away customers, a lot of money and I doubt for which the government has offered to compensate fully... and if they did I would even be more outraged as this business operation using nothing under Federal responsibility but that which is rented and maintained by the Concession operator should remain open... this is just vindictive and stupid.
In any event, you have backpedaled enough, it grows truly tiresome with all these feeble attempts to extricate one from the wreckage of a flat out wrong initial statement.
The Jaws of life could not save this thing.
Get there firstest with the mostest. Trust, but verify. When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.
"A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the majority discovers it can vote itself largess out of the public treasury." Attributed to Alexander Tytler
The AFA hasn't even been passed and yet it has still become hugely political, with the government actually, and unnecessarily, closing down parks and businesses. What slow witted AFA supporters don't seem to understand from all of this is that it will always be political. Parties will promise more of it, less of it (in order to pay off tremendous debt) but it will always be a serious political football which will drag the country down even further.
When a politician and his bureaucrats claim they can close down anything on a whim then even the most ardent pro Obama leftist should give this a moments thought. This is not good or competent or honest government, it is a revenge government on anyone who dares defy them.