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Vince Gray Carries D.C. Protest Sign in Inaugural Parade

The snappy slogan "A More Perfect Union Must Include Full Democracy in DC" looked so good on a parade reviewing stand, why not put it on a sign?

Mayor Vince Gray and his two adult children walked down Pennsylvania Avenue about ten minutes after the Obamas had today, with Gray holding a pro-D.C. sign with the same muddled message the city had chosen for the stand outside the Wilson Building.

The viewing stand, which erupted in near-orgasmic cheers when the presidential limo rolled by and Michelle Obama could be seen waving, was only half full when Gray came by.

But that's okay, the real point of the sign was to get attention for D.C.'s lack of representation in Congress. LL will let you judge for yourself how effective it was likely to be.

Photo by Alan Suderman

  • Drez

    I guess he might as well, since he's been shut out of photo ops with the pres due to the ongoing federal investigation.
    Has there been even one in his term?

  • Scotch

    Need a telescope to read the sign.

  • Wait, What?

    Clown move, bro.

  • ToTheContrary

    Anyone who is doing something other than complaining and criticizing those who are keeping this issue moving has my support. hint...hint...Stop being such a hater LL. It is the Mayors and EHN's JOB to continually fight for DC full representation. What are you DOING?

  • DC Voter

    What would have looked foolish would be a Mayor Tommy Wells holding that sign (or Wells even being mayor).

  • NE John

    That would be a great job for Marion Barry. Give him a sandwich board and bell to ring and send him up and down Penn. Ave. all day for the rest of his term(s).

  • truth hurts

    Was Holder (or anyone from DOJ) in Obama's viewing stand when One City walked by?

    NE john: too funny, dude. The Barry I know would laugh his ass off and then skewer you with some profanity.