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Bowser Opens Anacostia Office

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Mayoral hopeful Muriel Bowser had something she wanted to tell the roughly 20 supporters at the opening of her new Anacostia office Saturday—if only reporters weren't there, too.

"We have our eyes set on 'the next one,' and you know what I mean," said a coy Bowser.

Bowser better have something big planned for the office at 1916 Martin Luther King Ave. SE, even if she won't tell LL about it. Despite beating Vince Gray and other mayoral rivals in the Ward 8 Democrats' straw poll, she came in behind Gray and Jack Evans in the Washington Post poll in Wards 7 and 8.

Bowser's looking for the former to help with the latter. "I think voters like to win," Bowser says. "They like winners."

And anyway, the bar's not that high. Bowser campaign manager Bo Shuff tells LL that his boss doesn't have to win both of the wards, just take some votes in them. "This isn't an electoral college-type thing," Shuff says.

Photo by Will Sommer

  • SEis4ME

    I am for returning the reputation and performance of this city back to its rightful place, world class,

    @DCNative, I notice that no one who supports Bowser has made a convincing case (outside of the 2010 campaign) for why she should be elected. By nearly every metric, the city's performance (as you question) is moving progressively alone. But instead of talking about what happened before Gray was Mayor, you all want to focus on the dreaded "shadow campaign." I get it, Bowser is am empty suit. But you're not gonna "out moral" your fellow n'bors here. The only people I ever hear complain about how DC has lost its stride are former Fenty'itesGray detractors.

    @GOLDCOAST....lol..yeah ok. When you don't have anything promising to say about your candidate, it makes sense to attack the opponent. But then again, you live on the "gold coast" (as outdated a term it is) so of course you get to look down on the rest of us.

  • SEis4ME

    typos

  • SEis4ME

    instead of talking about his time as Mayor....

  • Greg Stewart

    Vince Gray is going to lose. Period. From the moment he first became elected as Ward 7 Council Member he has done nothing for his Ward, absolutely nothing. At the present time and as touted by Mayor Gray DC is #1 in Strongest economy, New tech hotspot, Best City for College grads and so on. But, in the marketing not one item or talking point applies to Ward 7, not one. His Ward, and Ward 7 has taken notice.

    It is great he returns calls and expresses sympathy to some, but he refuses to return calls to his residents regarding school closures in Ward 7, lack of Economic Development in Ward 7, crime in Ward 7. The Mayor in his Ward turns a deaf ear. How many comments are from Ward 7 residents on this stream? My guess would be none.

    Finally for the Gray supporters a question, Ward 7 has a very high returning citizen population. If one of those citizens is applying for a DC Government job and says during the interview "My friends have all been arrested and convicted of committing Federal Crimes, and I am under investigation for committing a Federal Crime", tell me would that person get the DC government job?

    Greg Stewart
    Chair ANC 7C

  • S.E.

    "We are shown no respect or even openly acknowledged by the Whitehouse let alone any other respected Nations, Officials, etc. This current administration has brought disgrace to this city".

    Unlike the previous administration huh?

  • schoolman

    DCis4M:

    You wrote:

    "The only people I ever hear complain about how DC has lost its stride are ... Gray detractors.

    You know full well that your statement is untrue. According to many well respected political commentators, the District has earned the title of "most corrupt city in the United States."

    This is a blog.. You can't force people to talk about what you want them to talk about. People will talk about Gray's record when they are good and ---- ready. I am amazed that you think it will be difficult to challenge Gray's pitiful record.

    Each week there is coverage in the media regarding the shadow campaign. And yes, people are trying to reconcile this in their heads. You are attempting to persuade then to focus on Gray's record - Now! But your position is no more legitimate than theirs.

  • SEis4ME

    At the present time and as touted by Mayor Gray DC is #1 in Strongest economy, New tech hotspot, Best City for College grads and so on. But, in the marketing not one item or talking point applies to Ward 7, not one.

    Well that sounds quite odd. You offer a list encompassing Gray's real accomplishments that rival other cities. Yet, you blame the Mayor for not doing enough to change the trajectory of one of DC's poorest Wards? And because Ward 7 is still poor, Gray should be held accountable and forced out of office?

    Here's the thing, if THIS is the message you deliver to your Ward 7 constituents, it goes to show you that your problems there have much less to do w/who's Mayor than the inability of Ward 7 representatives to speak truth to power. That is, Gray is no more responsible for Ward 7 still be one of the poorest, crime-ridden, development-light wards in the city than was Fenty, Williams, Pratt-Kelly, Barry or even Washington.

    But as long as you and those who share your view keep pushing this notion that DC's Mayor "is responsible for your plight" then you will forever remain in shackles waiting for "the man" to fix what ails your community.

    I think Gray can be criticized for some things...all elected officials can. However, the continued plight of your ward is not one of them.

  • Raised in Ward 7

    @ Greg Stewart

    Sir respectfully, you are grossly misinformed about what Vince Gray has done for Ward 7. Mr. Gray fought for a brand new HD Woodson High School, which was was one of the very first to be completed when the school renovation blitz began years ago as a Ward 7 Councilman. $99 million dollar NEW facility.

    Vince Gray's administration gave over a million dollars to novice African-American Ward 7 native Anthony Walsh so that he could complete the new housing building on 4800 Nannie Helen Burroughs, of which a potion of those units will be used as replacement units for Lincoln Heights Public Housing Residents. You do know that residents have to be relocated before any redevelopment can take place.

    Lincoln Heights, Richardson. Public Housing - New Communities which Vince Gray fought to have included. And what that means is that the city will contribute large amounts of money to redevelop those communities which will assist in drawing economic development.

    Vince Gray fought for the Walmart's which will now anchor 2 massive development projects in Ward 7 - one at Skyland and one at Capitol Gateway. It takes time to bring economic development. All of the pieces of the puzzle must fit.

    I'll say this sir, you should really take a long look at Ward 7 and then compare that to other areas in the city which may be more enticing to developers and businesses who take huge gambles and ask yourself how easy you think it is to bring economic development to Ward 7.

    The Mayor made Walmart's entrance into the District of Columbia contingent upon them building 2 new stores in Ward 7. You will see the fruits of the labor very soon.

  • SEis4Me

    SEis4ME:

    You are missing the point. During his 2010 campaign,
    and during his current campaign, Mayor Gray has repeatedly stated that economic development EOTR would be a priority for him. Most recently, during the forum of candidates (Ward 8 straw pole) he touted that Ward 7 was fortunate that HE, the Mayor, resides in Ward 7. However, his promises have not been consistent with his actions. Although I didn't attend the event, those who did told me he was nearly boooood out of the place.

    Stewart has not suggested that Gray should be removed from office solely because of conditions in Ward 7. But as Ward 7 ANC, it appears that he is legitimately expressing his concerns regarding Gray's lack of sufficient attention to the issus facing EOTR residents.

    As for his accomplishments, or lack of such, Gray routinely accepts credit for the accomplishments of others (i.e. development in other sectors of the city).
    The development in other quadrants of the city was not
    accomplished by the citizens but rather, by the team effort of Mayors, that preceded Gray, and developers.

    It is insulting for you to suggest that the rate of poverty EOTR has stifled economic development within it
    or that the citizens are responsible for Gray's reckless regard for his 2010 campaign promises. But your indifference to the plight of citizens EOTR is no doubt shared by Gray.

    If DC is the strongest economy (which is unsupported by data), and new tech "hotspot," and best city for college grads it isn't because of anything that Gray did, or did not, do.

  • DC Native

    @ SEis4me
    I am one of those Fenty supporters. Fenty was not re-elected because of his attitude and abrasive approach to managing the city but ALL city services including schools were taken to the next level. Give me Fenty any day, and I'm sure now, there is a large population of Washingtonians that wished they chose differently in 2010.

    @JustSayin
    Unfortunately with all District elections, it comes down to the best choice and not always the best person for the job. I am voting Bowser because I am confident that she steer the District back on course and advance it to the next level. And one thing I have to interject into this conversion is that 71 year old is not the time to take on the most challenging job of your career; you old enough to be out of touch and lack the energy or stamina to personally stay on top of things(I had not idea there was a shadow campaign), so you appoint people who you think can help (i.e., your old school clique most if not all pleading guilty to felony charges). I am helping my parents bow out of their careers and providing care for one at 68. Gray simply cannot perform to the degree that is expected for the capital of the United States.

  • SEis4ME

    Internet handles come a dime a dozen. It's not that hard to create your own.

    Whoever you are, I suggest you read (at least 8 times) Raised in W7's post detailing economic development in Ward 7.

    If DC is the strongest economy (which is unsupported by data), and new tech "hotspot," and best city for college grads it isn't because of anything that Gray did, or did not, do.

    Yet, he IS responsible for what has or hasn't happened w/in W7?

    Yeah ok.

    Cyberverse, can you PLEASE send more people who are ready for primetime because clearly the people who continue to post things like my namesake has here aren't ready. One minute Gray doesn't deserve credit for DC's progress. OTOH, he IS responsible for what hasn't happened in W7. Go figure.

    #Gray2014

  • SEis4ME

    @DCNATIVE, I believe your experiencing a bit of revisionist history here.

    What city services did Fenty (and not Williams) take to the next level? DCPS is continuing it's slow stride..capitalizing on plans implemented by the Deputy of the former head of DC schools.

    Interesting that you're making an ageist argument. I assume you feel the same way about Hillary Clinton. Either way, Gray has what Bowser lacks...documented management experience that will take us to the next level. Strange you argue for it yet support the woman who has none.

  • SEis4Me

    Raised in Ward 7:

    You failed to mention that the Nannie Helen Burroughs and
    Lincoln Heights Richardson development were both part of the District's 2005 New Communities Initiative. These projects were initiated in "2005" as was spearheaded Mayor Anthony Williams.

    Also, social researches have recently completed a number of studies that cite how low income residents, under the Gray Administration, are actually being forced from their communities as a result of the 2005 New Communities Initiative. In explanation, in exchange for approval to develop these sites, developers agreed to reserve percentages of the newly constructed housing units to low income residents being displaced. According to studies, the developers have repeatedly reneged on their commitment to reserve pre-agreed upon percentages of the units to displaced low income residents.

    Unfortunately, Gray has failed to force the developers to uphold their end of the bargain once the developments have been completed, thereby displacing large numbers of low income residents.

    What a coincidence!

  • schoolman

    READERS: PLEASE NOTE THAT SEis4M DID NOT POST COMMENT #60 ABOVE AND REPEATED BELOW. THE COMMENT WAS ACTUALLY POSTED BY SCHOOLMAN. SEis4ME, PLEASE ACCEPT MY SINCEREST APOLOGY!

    Raised in Ward 7:

    You failed to mention that the Nannie Helen Burroughs and
    Lincoln Heights Richardson development were both part of the District's 2005 New Communities Initiative. These projects were initiated in "2005" and were spearheaded Mayor Anthony Williams.

    Also, social researches have recently completed a number of studies that cite how low income residents, under the Gray Administration, are actually being forced from their communities as a result of the 2005 New Communities Initiative. In explanation, in exchange for approval to develop these sites, developers agreed to reserve percentages of the newly constructed housing units to low income residents being displaced. According to studies, the developers have repeatedly reneged on their commitment to reserve pre-agreed upon percentages of the units to displaced low income residents.

    Unfortunately, Gray has failed to force the developers to uphold their end of the bargain once the developments have been completed, thereby displacing large numbers of low income residents.

    What a coincidence!

  • http://Citypaper Ward 4

    Ok can you tell me one thing Muriel Bowser done for ward 4 ? What have she done since she been City Councilman? What will be your reason for voting for her? So you will cut your nose off despite your face because you don't like Vincent Gray and he has done nothing wrong at all. I am a ward4 for resident I will not vote for her at all Vincent Gray have my vote 2014.

  • eddy

    @Ward 4:

    Vincent Gray and Muriel Bowser are not the only candidates!

  • william alston el

    I was at her cookie and water campaign I asked her about the homeless and the 26mil rec center in barryfarms she said we need rec centers I said but the women and childrens at dc generals shelters need homes to live in not a 26mil for games I will never vote for a person who thinks like that

  • neo/dino

    LL: This entire blog has become a disaster with the schoolman wanna-be sounding more and more as if his handle should be crazyman. There are other nincompoops as well, but I find the schoolman's comments so grating, I'm going to have to find something else to entertain me blog-wise until he either shuts the heck up, or falls into the cesspool surrounding him. Lord help us if that person is/was somebody's supervisor in DC government.

  • DC Native

    @Ward4 - "Vincent Gray and he has done nothing wrong at all" Vince Gray and his administration of which he is accountable for has been the single greatest source of federal investigations, inditements, guilty pleas and convictions since the Barry administration. Because he has not been convicted makes him clean. They say the same things about Mafia bosses then. All seem to get that. Gray supporters cut of their noses desoite their faces when they voted against Fenty because of their distain for the person, not the job being done. Now the District is a laughing stock nationally and internationally. Someone is responsible for that. I am voting for Bowser because I trust that she can guide the District back in the right direction, restore dignity back to the city and advance the level of operations and services. In terms of what's been done in Ward 4, we have a viable, acceptable plan for Walter Reed, we have viable businesses on Georgia Avenue, we certainly have less crime and more police presence and we have stable and subtantial home values. These are the things that I want in my Ward but I know constituents get upset when concerns are addressed to their satisfcation or they done get a personal call from a council member and that is something she must address. Maybe you should question that in the next debate. But I am like most educated and cautious Americans, If you (Gray) has surrounded himself with crooks by choice, then there is either a gross lapse of judgement or you are involved in crooked dealings. It is either impropriety or the apperance of impropriety. I cannot be a part of that.

  • SEis4ME

    Gray supporters cut of their noses desoite their faces when they voted against Fenty because of their distain for the person, not the job being done.

    Yes, some Gray voters (like me) voted against him because I didn't like his politics. Others voted because they felt as if he hadn't focused enough on eco development EOTR. I'm not sure why you Bowser supporters continue to misrepresent what went down during the 2010 election cycle.

    Now the District is a laughing stock nationally and internationally.

    And this is yet another gross misrepresentation of facts. Please show me reports talking about DC's "laughing stock" status.

    I believe it's perfectly reasonable to NOT vote for some1 who's had scandal surrounding them because you feel that way out of principle. If that's you, then it makes sense to vote for some1 else. I imagine people felt the same way about Bill Clinton, George Bush, and likely will for Chris Christie.

    But if you're voting against Gray (and for Bowser) because you "hope" she will take the city in a direction different than its current forward-moving trend, while simultaneously arguing that things are great in your ward (how most people view city operations/services) then it's not a matter of principle. Just personal preference. You just might prefer to vote out a candidate w/experience and replace them w/someone who does not.

  • http://Citypaper Ward 4

    @DC native. Are you kidding me what rock have you been living under. Georgia Avenue look like a dump upper or Georgia Avenue let's get one thing straight the chief of police cut down the crime not the City Councilman .mayor Vincent Gray gray is making decision not Muriel Bowser Walter Reed. You know as well as I do she don't have a chance in hell of winning this election.

  • neo/dino

    Dear Self-Proclaimed educated and cautious American:

    If you are willing to forego the due process afforded to ALL citizens of this America, then you should be even more cautious because your education has not been successful.

    THERE HAVE BEEN NO CHARGES LEVIED AGAINST THE MAYOR, NO INNDICTMENTS HANDED DOWN FOR THE MAYOR, NO TRIAL BEFORE A JUDGE OR HIS PEERS, ERGO: NO CONVICTION OF ANY KIND.

    Until either or all of the above occur(s), it would behoove you (and the 'most Americans' for whom you portend to speak) to stop making yourselves LOOK like 'a laughing stock nationally and internationally.'

    That makes the people of this country and the world wonder about your ignorance of the law of the land or more importantly, your intellignce (or lack thereof).

    Find some other soap box because the 'investigation' is not cutting it. If you have some solid facts about why you want to put the Fenty machine back in office, so be it. And see if you can scrape some of the soap out of it because you're the one who is UNCLEAN and in need of a really good washing.

  • SEis4ME

    Gray supporters cut of their noses desoite their faces when they voted against Fenty because of their distain for the person, not the job being done.

    Yes, some Gray voters (like me) voted against him because I didn't like his politics. Others voted because they felt as if he hadn't focused enough on eco development EOTR. I'm not sure why you Bowser supporters continue to misrepresent what went down during the 2010 election cycle.

    Now the District is a laughing stock nationally and internationally.

    And this is yet another gross misrepresentation of facts. Please show me reports talking about DC's "laughing stock" status.

    I believe it's perfectly reasonable to NOT vote for some1 who's had scandal surrounding them because you feel that way out of principle. If that's you, then it makes sense to vote for some1 else. I imagine people felt the same way about Bill Clinton, George Bush, and likely will for Chris Christie.

    But if you're voting against Gray (and for Bowser) because you "hope" she will take the city in a direction different than its current forward-moving trend, while simultaneously arguing that things are great in your ward (how most people view city operations/services) then it's not a matter of principle. Just personal preference. You just might prefer to vote out a candidate w/experience and replace them w/someone who does not.

  • SEis4ME

    Gray supporters cut of their noses desoite their faces when they voted against Fenty because of their distain for the person, not the job being done.

    Yes, some Gray voters (like me) voted against him because I didn't like his politics. Others voted because they felt as if he hadn't focused enough on eco development EOTR. I'm not sure why you Bowser supporters continue to misrepresent what went down during the 2010 election cycle.

    Now the District is a laughing stock nationally and internationally.

    And this is yet another gross misrepresentation of facts. Please show me reports talking about DC's "laughing stock" status.

    I believe it's perfectly reasonable to NOT vote for some1 who's had scandal surrounding them because you feel that way out of principle. If that's you, then it makes sense to vote for some1 else. I imagine people felt the same way about Bill Clinton, George Bush, and likely will for Chris Christie.

    But if you're voting against Gray (and for Bowser) because you "hope" she will take the city in a direction different than its current forward-moving trend, while simultaneously arguing that things are great in your ward (how most people view city operations/services) then it's not a matter of principle. Just personal preference. You just might prefer to vote out a candidate w/experience and replace them w/someone who does not.

  • SEis4ME

    Come on WCP. This moderation/captcha thing is getting out of control. How is it that someone who uses my moniker isn't stuck in the moderation queue yet mine are...even from YESTERDAY.

    Then after I comment about it, you'll post them all at once which defeats the whole purpose of responding in real time altogether. This semi-functioning moderation system has been fkn up for far too long now. What gives?

  • TKWard4

    The questions neither Bowser or her ardent supporters seem to be avoiding at all costs is:

    What has she done?

    and more important, what leadership position has she held in the past that would make you think she's ready to run a city???

    They talk about Gray, but they never have anything substantive to say about their own candidate.

    She's awful and I would never vote for a superficial, climber like Bowser.

  • DCShadyBoots

    Bowser is thin on constituent services AND any substantive council record.

  • schoolman

    Raised in Ward 7:

    As I have said on numerous occasions, Mayor Gray habitually accepts credit for development initiated by prior administrations.

    You posted a comment referencing Gray EOTR accomplishments. You made reference to the Development of H.D. Woodson HS, 2 housing development and Walmart. I assert that Mayor Gray was not responsible for either of these developments.

    HD Woodson HS:

    The plans to re-development HD Woodson was initiated and spearheaded by Mayor Anthony Williams. Gray can't legitimately count this as an achievement.

    Development of Nannie Helen Burroughs and Lincoln Heights:

    The Nannie Helen Burroughs and Lincoln Heights Richardson development were both part of the District's 2005 New Communities Initiative. These projects were initiated in "2005" and were spearheaded by Mayor Anthony Williams.

    Also, social researches have recently completed a number of studies that cite how low income residents, under the Gray Administration, are actually being forced from their communities as a result of the 2005 New Communities Initiative. In explanation, in exchange for approval to develop these sites, developers agreed to reserve percentages of the newly constructed housing units to low income residents being displaced. According to studies, the developers have repeatedly reneged on their commitment to reserve pre-agreed upon percentages of the units to displaced low income residents.

    Unfortunately, Gray has failed to force the developers to uphold their end of the bargain once the developments have been completed, thereby displacing large numbers of low income residents.

    Walmart:

    Negotiations for the development of Walmart stores in the District began nearly 10 years ago. Negotiations by Mayor William's, member of the City Council, and numerous non-government entities resulted tentative agreements which were finalized during the Gray Administration.

    Gray can be credited for encouraging Walmart to develop EOTR.

  • S.E.

    "As I have said on numerous occasions, Mayor Gray habitually accepts credit for development initiated by prior administrations".

    Can you name ONE Mayor/Politician who hasn't?

  • schoolman

    @S.E.

    In reference to comments that Gray accepts credit for the accomplishments of others you wrote:

    "Can you name One Mayor/Politician who hasn't."

    That point is weak and ineffective. Mayor Gray, and his supporter, repeatedly make comments about his many accomplishments in support of his bid for re-election.
    In my opinion, all voters should consider the ACTUAL accomplishments of all candidates prior to making a decision. Gray is running for re-election and his ACTUAL accomplishments are very relevant.

    Based upon my assessment, Mayor Gray is personable and well spoken, but he lacks vision, creativity, management skills and integrity. The groundwork, and most of the "heavy lifting, that resulted in current improvements were initiated by previous Mayor's.

    Gray and his supporters are unable to cite "his" accomplishments because there aren't any. Those with any understanding of urban planning know that it takes many years to plan and execute major development projects.

    Read posting #77 above for fitting examples. Yesterday, a supporter praised him for 2 major housing developments EOTR. But in actuality, those projects were planned and spearheaded by Mayor Williams. The development we are realizing now are a result of Mayor Williams.

  • Mike Madden

    @ SEis4ME:

    I asked our web guy about this specifically today. He says the spam filter probably doesn't like the IP address you're posting from, possibly due to previous posts by other users from same IP, and that all we can do about it is to keep marking your comments as "not spam" until it learns.

    I will also add "better spam filter" to my wish list of improvements to our website, for whenever we scrape together enough money to make those improvements.

  • S.E.

    @ Schoolman

    You must be NEW to politics.

  • schoolman

    @ S.E.

    Why must I be new to politics? Because I expect the public to differentiate between what Gray "says" he had done and what he has "actually" done?

  • S.E.

    @ Schoolman

    No…..because you think the public cannot differentiate between what Gray "says" he had done and what he has "actually" done.

    As I said earlier, ALL sitting Mayors/Politicians are given credit for accomplishments when they occur. This has been going on forever and will not change anytime soon.

    Just as credit is given when it goes right, the same credit is given when it goes wrong. The nature of the beast.

  • SEis4ME

    @Mike, go 'head and tell me I've been placed on WCP's NSA Cyberwatch. I can take it bruh! HAHA!

  • DC Native

    @NEo/Dino and SEis4me;

    I am very well versed in the law and the concept of innocent until proven guilty. I think that is the mantra just before the indictment or guilty plea. If you are from here, you know it well. DC was the laughing stock at the Democratic Convention, when the OBAMA administration announced that photo with District politicians were not allowed during the re-election campaign and the fact that these issues are well known here and abroad. Let's face it, Gray is a relic, an antique, well past retirement age and out of touch. This is a diffent age and time. The city needs someone who can keep pace, is in touch with the changing demographics of the city and understands the times we are in. I certainly cannot live with the thought of our next mayor celebrating his 75th birthday during his administration. Its hard for the old school to live with a changing of the guard be in this case it is necessary. Age does not equate to the best experience. Gray administration came dangerously close to a administrative control board because they mistook 2010 for 1995 when it was OK to hire your relatives, take money under the table, hire your friends and hand out salaries above the legal limits. Trust is out of the window along with integrity, transparency and accoutability. Bowser will have my vote and I will look forward to the respectability of the District to be restore (and Grays retirement party at the Channel Inn).

  • SEis4ME

    DC was the laughing stock at the Democratic Convention, when the OBAMA administration announced that photo with District politicians were not allowed during the re-election

    Link please? In fact don't provide it because it's a lie anyway. The DNC (not the Administration) was responsible for what happens during the 2012 convention. It would be of no consequence announcing in September of 2012 that Obama shouldn't be seen w/DC pols in an election that would happen two months later..although the campaign had been going on for years.

    No point in arguing w/the "age" meme. I'm sure people will make the same about Hillary Clinton.

    It was OK to hire close friends up UNTIL 2011 after Fenty hired his godfather as the city's attorney general.

    I ain't mad you voting for Bowser despite her thin resume. You just happen to be more willing to take a gamble on a clean slate than likely the rest of DC.

  • neo/dino

    DC Native, you AND Bowser need to live as long as 75 before determining how 'old' it is. Then perhaps you two can discuss the matter with Gray who's retirement party will probably be held at The Chateau. See how out of sync your young behind is?

    What's up in your family tree? Your parentage didn't live long enough for you to learn to respect your elders or something? Or maybe that apple (YOU) didn't fall far from the tree. Old age and treachery will overcome youngsters like you and your immature mind every time.

  • DC Native

    I know the Chateau because I worked across the bridge where I could get a bird'seye view of the murder scenes and old school playa's hand dancing crowd lining up. And I know that DC needs rock stars leading the charge not old school playa's singing thier greatest hits. My moniker is DC Native because I have five generations of Washingtonians in my lineage with a distinguished living grandmother of 97 years who retired as a DCPS superintendent and principle. She is quite embarassed by the mockery that this administration has made of the District. The dignified thing to do is to bow out gracefully as a gentleman, admit your mistakes and enjoy your retirement.

  • StringsAttached

    I really hope my fellow voters of Ward 8 are not fooled by Bowser. Her agenda will not help Ward 8! Case and point... http://www.bizjournals.com/washington/blog/2013/05/bowser-led-panel-strips-funding-from.html?page=all

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