Loose Lips

Tell The Truth, Fully Loaded

Council Chairman Kwame "Fully Loaded" Brown spent an hour on Newstalk with Bruce DePuyt this morning in his most lengthy media appearance to date since the Washington Post's Mike DeBonis blew the lid off of Navigatorgate last month.

One thing that caught LL's ear was this line from Brown:

“When I found out how much the vehicle cost, I immediately said that, one, this vehicle should go back and that, two, I would definitely pay for the cost of me using that particular vehicle.”

But is that what really happened? Let's look at the very first story about the cost of Brown's pricey Lincoln Navigator, which LL published on January 24.

Council Chairman Kwame Brown, meanwhile, drives a 2011 Lincoln Navigator that costs $1,963.28 a month. ... Brown's spokesman Traci Hughes says the chairman was "appalled" at the cost of the Navigator's lease, when he was informed by Hughes as she sought comment after LL inquired about it. ... Hughes says Brown has just received his own copy of the contract and is trying to determine if it would be more expensive in the long run to back out of the deal, or just swallow the cost.

We know Brown did not give the SUV back to the city immediately—that didn't happen until a couple of days after DeBonis' story ran and a tidal wave of indignation swept the city. And Hughes also never said boo about Brown's intention to pay the city back for using the Navigator. Again, that announcement didn't come until after the Post story.

Brown obviously would like nothing better than to move past the Navigator story. And frankly, LL wouldn't mind something new to talk about either. But the story's not going away as long as Brown keeps telling fibs.

Photo By Darrow Montgomery

  • Drez

    LOL- Fully Loaded, reloaded.
    He shoulda leased a black on black Matrix

  • Southeast Ken

    Kwame Brown is a liar and an idiot!

  • Ant

    Mr Brown you sir are a liar

  • Who Will Investigate Kwame

    Like father, like son, liar, liar, pants on fire.
    You and marshall should start a store front
    "black on black" used car lot.

  • Southeast Ken

    I think I saw Kwame Brown at the BET Awards on television in Atlanta getting down dancing in the audience. If this was Kwame, what was this hip hop fool doing at the BET Awards? Oops, maybe he was livin large.

  • Richard notRich

    full of shit - FULL of shit. this guy and jim graham. i cant wait to take graham down in 3.9 years, i will donate BIG, both time and $$ to put a consensus group to replace brown,graham then gray. i hate these bullshit bullshitters.

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  • Jules

    Kwame is a liar. He said nothing until he got caught.
    The District of Columbia deserves so much better.

  • inward4

    please people--sekou biddle is not kwame brown! just because kwame is supporting biddle does not mean he IS the same person. sekou biddle has served us well on the school board. and has been running an amazing nonprofit. no luxury car. no scandals. he is an outstanding public servant and we need to keep him as our councilmember.

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  • T

    @inward4 - Really? Why?

  • DC Respected Common People

    Comments from the whites above regretfully reflects a lot of minorities, who supported this Egocentric Short Napoleon Complex Dam Fool that tries to use Reverse Psychology about not knowing.

    Wards 8, 7 and 5 should be smacked for endorsing a man who never deserved such a priviledge.

    Let us not forget, that Linda Greene was Vincent Orange Campaign Manager for Chairman of Council, who resigned after her friend (Marion Barry and Kwame) reminded her of her long term family ties with the Brown family.

    Linda Greene actions indicate why Vincent Gray has the wrong levels of associations personally and professionally that are leading to his Executive image demise.

    Gray as Chairman of CC had a chevy truck, but Kwame gets a Navigator. Then, he breaks the wall of the 5th floor down at CC to expand the Office of the Chairman, as if he stands beyond the law.

    This short ass JERK needs to get a job that befits his skills.

  • DCPolitical

    @inward4 But Biddle is COMPLETELY beholden to Brown and Gray for ensuring that he got appointed interim Councilmember at the DC Democratic State Committee appointment selection in January. So to think that Biddle would offer an independent, scrupulous and unbiased voice on the Council, given that he owes Kwame and Gray for his very existence on the Council is pure boulderdash.

    There's no way Biddle would be where he is without Kwame's help and formal endorsement. He's been bought and paid for by the Chairman and the Mayor, and given the craziness of the last three months we don't need a rubber stamp.

  • DC Voter

    Don't expect Kwame to tell the truth. He has a habit of telling little white lies.

    Remember in the 2004 election when he was asked why he didn't have a record of voting in the District. He gave three different answers on the same day at the Ward 6 candidate's forum at Christ Church. First, he said his business kept him in Virginia a lot and he missed the elctions; then the second reason was that his job with the Clinton administration kept him in New Jersey even though that job ended in 2000; and his third reason he gave the same day was that he worked in Maryland and couldn't get back in time to vote.

    Of course, daddy Marshall Brown, on the same day, cleared it up. It seems little boy Kwame did not live in the District until late fall 2002 when he bought a house. Hence no DC voting record.

    Don't expect Kwame to come clean about anything. He has an aversion to telling the truth even about the most minor of issues.

  • Really?

    DCPolitical....like Murial was beholding to Fenty?