Loose Lips

HTJ Says Goodbye to Times

The Washington Times' Deborah Simmons gets the exclusive goodbye interview with disgraced former Ward 5 Councilmember Harry Thomas Jr., who Simmons says will be on a noontime flight today en route to his final destination at a federal prison in Alabama.

Thomas pleaded guilty earlier this year to stealing more than $350,000 in city funds. He's been sentenced to spend 38 months in prison.

Some interview highlights:

  • Your grass doesn't care if you're headed to prison. "The former lawmaker said he spent the last few days of freedom 'getting things in order for his family.'  'I roasted marshmallows with my daughters,' he said. 'Dealt with the lawn. Those things I’d always dealt with.'"
  • Thomas enjoys candy early in the morning: "Thomas ... flashed an unsustainable smile before popping a few Hot Tamales candies into his mouth. ... Thomas said as he again ate some candy and a notice of regret revealed itself."
  • It's never too early to job hunt: "As a lawmaker, he supported substantial residential and commercial development of the Fort Lincoln neighborhood and for Costco to open its first D.C. store. Mention of the good he has done quickly flipped his solemn reflections into a small measure of optimism. 'It’ll be open by the time I get home,' he said, 'when I’ll be looking for a job.'"

The full article, here.

Photo by Darrow Montgomery

  • The Java Master

    He can work the checkout register at Costco....

  • Drez

    Won't he have to pass a background check?

  • Joe

    Who got the Audi?

  • http://bellsouthpwp.net/h/t/htos1/blogs.htm Htos1

    A democrat(black)convicted by other dhimms?What did he do?Dang,ANYTHING concerning legalized theft of public funds is cool with ALL polticians,what ELSE did he do.Can Holder explain this to his "people".

  • hymesb

    Ok. Enough is enough. Best wishs Mr. Thomas. Prays for your family and your future well being. Prison is no joking matter..he plead guilty and will serve his time...after that he should get have a chance to re-enter society with a measure of hope and dignity.

  • http://btolson1@verizonnet.com Susan

    Suderman,

    Enough already!! Can you please focus on the Streetcar company that David Catania is Vice President of that is in the process of receiving a contract from the city for 50 million dollars?

    Marion Barry just delayed the contract- Is David receiving a kickback? Whats the deal? David has always been a worthless piece of shi*!!!

  • Ward 4 Voter

    Amen, Susan!

  • noodlez

    SEWERMAN WILL NOT PIVOT TOWARDS GAYTANIA!
    IF HE DOES SEE THE WARM AND FUZZY PIECE ABOUT EVANS HE PENNED A WHILE BACK.

    INSTEAD OF FOCUSING ON THE GAYTANIA/MC DEAN CONNECTION THAT RUNS DEEP WITH MILLION DOLLAR CONTRACTS AND TOP LEVEL POSITIONS THE FOCUS WILL BE ON THE MAYOR FOR LIFE AND THE SNIDE REMARKS HE MAKES.

    THIS IS MARION BARRY TELLING ON GAYTANIA WITHOUT SNITCHING!

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