You’ll Take My Red Ryder From My Cold Dead Hand
Wanna party with Eleanor Holmes Norton? Well, mark your calender for Oct. 14 (the day after the Kiss the Ring party for Almost Mayor Vince Gray) for a shindig at Ben's Chili Bowl to celebrate Norton's 20th anniversary as D.C.'s non-voting rep.
The guest list includes former mayors Marion Barry, Sharon Pratt Kelly and Anthony Williams. Mayor Adrian Fenty and Gray are also scheduled to be there.
Most likely not coming? Rep. Jason Chaffetz, the Utah Republican who is poised to be D.C.'s newest overlord and was the subject of last week's cover story in Washington City Paper. From the article, we learned that Norton hasn't spent any time trying to schmooze the former beauty products spokesman.
And as if Chaffetz and Norton didn't already have a tough time getting along, the flyer advertising Norton's party suggests the following contribution levels that, while tongue in cheek, would still be abhorred by almost every elected official from the gun-loving Mountain West.
$100 ... Ban BB guns
$250 ... Anti-AK 47s
$500 ... Melt down all handguns
$1,000 ... Study War No More
$1,500 ... Just say no to guns
$2,400 ... Just say yes to statehood
There's a photo of the contribution levels on the flyer after the jump.
Photo by Alan Suderman