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D.C. Council Gift Grab Time!

It's that time of year again—city legislators are handing out trinkets to their colleagues. Here's what LL's got on this year's haul...

Jim Graham, Ward 1: individualized gifts. Some got old-fashioned Christmas tree ornaments.

Jack Evans, Ward 2: his bobbleheads, signed and numbered

Mary Cheh, Ward 3: custom 18-month calendars featuring pictures of all the councilmembers

Muriel Bowser, Ward 4: boxes of Griesson Café Musica cookies

Harry Thomas Jr., Ward 5: copies of The Beat: Go-Go Music From Washington, D.C. by Kip Lornell and Charles C. Stephenson Jr.

Tommy Wells, Ward 6: hardbound albums of council inauguration pictures

Yvette Alexander, Ward 7: individualized gifts; Wells says he got a beer stein

Marion Barry, Ward 8: TBD

Michael Brown, at-large: copies of The Life and Times of Ron Brown: A Memoir by Tracey L. Brown, introduction by President Bill Clinton

Kwame Brown, at-large: Starbucks mugs with personalized pictures of each councilmember inside

Phil Mendelson, at-large: TBD

David A. Catania, at-large: his usual Godiva chocolates

Chairman Vincent C. Gray: illustrated books featuring the Aesop's fable "The Wind and the Sun." To quote: "the Sun retired behind a cloud, and the Wind began to blow as hard as it could upon the traveller. But the harder he blew the more closely did the traveller wrap his cloak round him, till at last the Wind had to give up in despair. Then the Sun came out and shone in all his glory upon the traveller, who soon found it too hot to walk with his cloak on." (Says Gray's chief of staff, Dawn Slonneger, "It's a metaphor for how you deal with people.")

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Comments

  1. #1

    Barry should give "The Bitch Set Me Up, too" T-shirts to his colleagues.

  2. #2

    even better Joan- Marion should have handed out framed copies of the City paper story "You threw me out in Denver Cause I wouldn't Suck your D***" LOL

  3. #3

    They should have exchanged brass testicles to symbolize the balls they need to grow in 2010 to stand up to this lawless Mayor and his creepy Attorney General. Wishful thinking.

  4. #4

    I would suggest getting "I'm with Stupid" tees for all of them...

  5. #5

    Ward 4 Councilmember Muriel Bowser should pass out 2010 calenders with her kissing King Fenty's ass.

  6. #6

    How about an accounting as to how these gifts were paid for - were they from the Councilmembers' own personal accounts? Or were they paid for via the Councilmembers' constituent services fund?

  7. #7

    ME AND SANTA WAS TOSSIN BACK A FEW IPA'S DURING THE SNOWPOCALYPSE OVER THE WEEKEND. HE LET ME SEE HIS LIST AND WHILE HE WAS IN THE JOHN I CROSSED OUT A FEW WISHES AND MADE SOME MINOR MODIFICATIONS.

    GRAHAM-ORANGE JUMP SUIT FOR THE TAXI SCAM ARTIST.

    BOWSER-MORE TEETH TO GO WITH THOSE GUMS!

    MENDO-SOME BALLS!

    GAYTANIA-SOME MINTS IN HIS STOCKING FOR HIS COKSUKING BREATH AND A CASKET FOR HIS GAY MARRIAGE BILL BECAUSE ITS GOING TO DIE!

    FAGGIE FENTY-PINK FEATHERED BOA, A LONGER BIKE SEAT TO RIDE ON(SO HE CAN GET SOME MORE DEPTH CAUSE PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT), MORE LUBE AND A COPY OF THE DC STREET CODE.

    BARRY-A QUALITY BLOWJOB FOR THE BROTHER FOR STANDING UP AGAINST THE HOMOSEXUAL FREEDOM BILL THAT DC RESIDENTS DIDNT VOTE ON.

    ALEXANDER-SOME MORE MONEY AND OVERSIGHT FOR AIDS FUNDING IN HER WARD. STAY STRONG SISTA!

    CHIEF LASSIE LANIER(AKA 6 DICKS)-A PAIR OF THOSE NEWFANGLED HOG TYIN SEX CUFFS AND SOME HOT CHERRY RED LIPSTICK.

    RENEGADE RHEE-SOME ASS! TEACH THE CHILDREN HO.

    BANNEKER VENTURES-SOME COAL!

    HARRIETTE WALTERS-SOAP ON A ROPE.

    WIZARDS-COACH AND NAME & UNIFORM CHANGE BACK TO BULLETS.

    WASHINGTON REDSKINS-A COACH, O-LINEMEN, CORNERBACK AND SOME DIRECTION.

  8. #8

    Damn, noodlez! You're awesome. I want you to pinch hit for Loose Lips every once in a while.

  9. #9

    LOL@NOODLEZ

    Do you ever perform in Atlantic City or Las Vagas?

  10. #10

    Looking at the group photo of the council you have to ask yourself, who wants to be mayor?, who wants to be the new council chair?, who will be voted out of office?, and who will go to jail?

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