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Is Vincent Gray a Carrie, Miranda, Samantha, or Charlotte?

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Today's WaPo piece on mayoral candidate Vincent Gray's friendships has the Best. Detail. Ever.

"I like the relationships between the ladies," Gray said. "I really enjoy the friendships that they enjoy between each other. . . . The symbolism for me is their ability to support one another."

To underline the value he places on friendship, Gray identifies "Sex and the City" as his favorite TV series. He has seen almost every episode and can recount in great detail the fictional lives of Carrie, Charlotte, Miranda and Samantha.

"I like the relationships between the ladies," Gray said. "I really enjoy the friendships that they enjoy between each other. . . . The symbolism for me is their ability to support one another."

And later:

Despite the many friends, Gray spends lots of time alone.

Two months ago, a week after the movie "Sex and the City 2" was released, Gray sneaked out of his office in the middle of the day to watch it alone at Gallery Place.

"They always manage to stay together," Gray said of the four friends. "They rally around each other and support each other when it matters most."

This, of course, begs an obvious question: If we're all a Carrie, Miranda, Samantha, or Charlotte, which is Vince Gray? And is this a question you'd like to see posed to the D.C. Council chairman when he stops by Washington City Paper next week for an interview with editors and reporters?

Of course, Gray's cultural tastes aren't limited to the Manhattan misadventures of Carrie Bradshaw & Co. My colleague Michael E. Grass tells me that while reporting for his profile of Gray this summer, he learned that the chairman is a big fan of mafia movies—which, of course, are about a whole other brand of fellowship. To wit.

Photo illustration by Brooke Hatfield.

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  • Eckington

    This seals it for me. I abhor that show and movie. It celebrates the selfishness, shallowness, and depravity of urban humans. Gray, not only do you not get my vote--I'm now actively campaigning against you.

  • SuperS

    Go Gray, I am actively now campaigning for you.

  • Nikki

    Thanks Brook for making the skeeviest illustration ever!

  • Rachel

    So many lolz in this post!

  • monica1st

    I love Sex & the City! He definitely has my vote!

    PS Vince Gray strikes me as Charlotte - conservative dressing optimist who sees the good in all people!

  • theregoestheneighborhood

    and I thought the country had already laughed enough about us after keeping Marion Barry for so long...

    What in the world is this city thinking!!
    and Monica, have you ever watched an episode? Pleaaase...

  • disturbed

    is Gray for real? I would have think he likes Girlfriends, oh no that's a black chicks show isn't?
    How about the Hills Vince, you like that? girls are too young...what about Hannah Montana ..no that's younger...I guess Sex in the City was a rigth pick Vince...

    ...What in the world...

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