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    Nothing Personal, Yvette: The Mysterious Yvette Alexander Support Group (aka the MYASG) recently met to decide whether to have a "come to Jesus" with the Ward 7 councilmember over complaints that she dropped the ball on redistricting and she's not doing enough to bring development to the ward, or to cut her loose. They decided to cut her loose, reports the Times' Jeffery Anderson. Check out this brutal assessment:  "It’s nothing personal,” says former councilmember H.R. Crawford. “But we’re becoming the joke of the city. We need someone who is going to speak up for this community. We are an intelligent, well-educated community, and we want good representation. You look at Wards 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 and you see development all over. No community would sit idly by and do nothing.” The MYASG is now shopping for a candidate to challenge Alexander, the Times says.  There's no word if they're interested in buying shares in Ronald Moten Corp. Moten told reporters yesterday that he's about to throw his hat in the ring with a slogan of "public service, not self service."

    AFTER THE JUMP: Grand Jury For L'Affaire Sulaimon; Michael Brown Pays Taxes; Jaffe Wants Bums Thrown Out...

    Sulaimon v. Ham Sandwich: The Examiner's Freeman Klopott kicks the Sulaimon Brown saga forward with the news that a grand jury has been reviewing Brown's accusations that he was improperly paid cash and offered a job by the Vince Gray campaign last year. Klopott says the feds turned to the grand jury in April, so you make the call on what that means. Gray's high-priced lawyer, Robert Bennett, says he's done his own investigation and has cleared the mayor. "There is absolutely no merit to any accusations that Mayor Gray knew or participated or authorized any payments to Sulaimon Brown." Klopott also talks to Ward 8 Councilmember Marion Barry's old pal, former D.C. U.S. Attorney Joe diGenova, to get the breakdown on how the feds may choose to move forward with the case. "Of course, the paydirt for prosecutors would be to get the mayor," says one attorney associated with the case.

    In Other News: Tax hike advocate Councilmember Michael A. Brown may not always pay his taxes on time, but he does pay them. Harry Jaffe: the "perfect storm could blow the bums out." MetroAccess workers caught falling asleep at the wheel, literally. Wayne Ryan, DCPS instructional superintendent and former Michelle Rhee poster boy, resigns. Is Sears serious about moving its headquarters to D.C. or not? A GWU law professor might sue Catholic U. over its single-sex dorm decision. Pregnant D.C. firefighters face tough choices. A DYRS ward escaped custody at BWI Airport. Online gambling in D.C. is almost ready to roll. District residents see HIV/AIDS as the city’s toughest health problem.
    Gray sked: Desk work, ANC 8E meeting at 7:15 p.m. 

    Council sked: Committee of the Whole meeting, Room 500 JAWB, 10 a.m.

    With additional reporting by Nick DeSantis.

    • Southeast Ken

      You're out of here pig feet Alexander. We don't want you or I never want you to represent me.

      Ward 7 DC Resident

    • sadcase

      I am with you Southeast Ken!
      CM Yvette "Ms. Piggy" Alexander time is up!
      Pig Feet eating linebacker!

    • MadWard7Resident

      Yvette Alexander,

      I feel sorry for you! All we wanted was our voice heard! You have dogged us out! I am so disappointed in you!
      Now your time is up representing me! I wish you well in your future endeavors!

      Good Luck,
      Ward 7 Penn Branch Resident

    • CocoNutMilk

      I'm not in your ward and happy for that. I just want you to know that you are disgusting and that Vince placed your elephant-in-the-room (literally) behind in that seat to further compromise the generally proud people of Ward 7. Hog-Lady, I loathe you. You are not the most detestable on the council, but you rank high up there say in the repulsive category, so actually that does means you are neck to neck with the most abhorred.

      You know why you are called variations of nicknames going to a hog? These names not only go to your albino boarish appearance but also to your dirty inner self. As you know, hogs look for dirt in which to rest and we have found you to make your bed in plenty of squalid places.

    • CocoNutMilk