Loose Lips

Morning Links

Vince Gray wants to meet with Barack ObamaJohn Boehner, and Harry Reid over the shutdown. [Times, Post]

Gray considers tapping $513 in additional shutdown funds. [Post]

Jack Evans wants in on budget meetings. [NBC 4]

MoCo, PG County, and D.C. Council Chair Phil Mendelson are announcing a $11.50 minimum wage push this morning. [Times]

Politically connected boxing coach Keely Thompson set to be sentenced this morning. [Post]

Post ed board tells the inspector general to share with the ethics board. [Post]

Commission wants $180 million more in school funding. [Post]

The shutdown can't stop the Metro death investigation. [WAMU]

D.C. health center on the ropes during the shutdown. [City Desk]

  • drez

    $513 is the new managed expectations?

  • name

    Score another failure for the Gray administration from their election debacle. Zero national politicians will meet with a tainted member of their own party even in an official capacity.

    The potential for future election and fundraising embarrassment is too high.

    Gray is so F*d even a black President won't meet with the black Mayor of the town he resides.

    I can guarantee he would have met with Fenty.

  • drez

    name you nailed it.

  • Anonymous

    Gray tells Obama and Boner to scre* themselves and now that he has run through the reserve fund (in ten days pushing us to the rim of a financial status we haven't seen since his sorority pu**ywhippers were in charge)he screams "special status" and makes desperate demands on the President and the Speaker.

    Just one more step for Vinnie, dragging his pathetic old arse up to the Hill and lying to a Congressional committee, and his work will be complete. He will have successfully taken us back to the Kelly administration.

    Note to Vinnie...people are now going hungry and running out of medication because of your showboating. Typically you pulled some pr stunt rather than doing the hard work of determining what was actually essential and now the whole government is in jeopardy. Well you kept the "One City Guvment Jobs Program" chugging along for a week. Too bad you have no second act.

    Smart move too ignoring Jack Evans! Here's betting by Monday you'll be demanding he save your pathetic mess of a self after Obama doesn't cave to your blackmail..."under threat of terrorist attack". "Finance Committee Chairman Evans must mark up and the Council Chairman must schedule an emergency vote to pull a rabbit from a hat" to rescue the people from my, once again, incredibly bad judgment. So say I, Vinnie!

  • S.E.

    "Gray is so F*d even a black President won't meet with the black Mayor of the town he resides.

    I can guarantee he would have met with Fenty".

    Ummmm.......where you been? Obama wouldn't go near Fenty.

  • S.E.
  • drez

    @ SE
    Neither Barack nor Michelle Obama has not been photographed with Gray since 2010.
    He wasn't invited to the second inauguration, whereas Fenty (who to be fair was an early Obama supporter) marched in the procession for the first.
    IMO Obama is smart to stay out of the mess we have here.

  • S.E.

    @drez
    Ignorance is bliss

  • Drez

    I'm thinking it's more a cleanliness is next to godliness thing.

  • S.E.

    No.......It's more of a Fenty "screwed" it up for everybody else thing.

    I mean no one, you included, knew he'd turn out to be the A$$H@LE is his.

  • S.E.

    No.......It's more of a Fenty "screwed" it up for everybody else thing.

    I mean no one, you included, knew he'd turn out to be the A$$H@LE he is.

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