Loose Lips

Gray Campaign Launches Anti-Bowser Website

Muriel Bowser's campaign has been saying for months that the mayoral race is down to two candidates. With eight days to go before the primary, Vince Gray's campaign seems to think the same, launching an attack site devoted to calling Bowser inexperienced.

"Muriel Not Ready," which was registered on Friday, includes a particularly unflattering photo of Bowser and a video from the NewsChannel 8 debate (above). There's also a link to a lengthy Bowser takedown by local gadfly Dorothy Brizill, in which Brizill slams Bowser for everything from her ethics bill to her staffers' office assignments.

“When asked about her career experience, Muriel Bowser said she managed '3 or 4' people," the site reads. "Now she wants to manage the District’s 33,000 employees and $10 billion city budget?"

At the bottom, the website links to some more flattering numbers about Gray. Judging from LL's Googling, the campaign is backing it with a search ad buy for terms that include "Muriel Bowser."

Bowser Google ad

Neither Gray campaign manager Chuck Thies and Bowser campaign manager Bo Shuff were available for immediate comment.

  • Tight Lips

    Hmmm....that website looks similar to the ones that were created to bash Orange in the beginning of the election.

  • Tight Lips

    Nonetheless we shall see all of the shennanigans from both campaigns this week as election day is next Tuesday.

    Not to mention that loud motorcade from over the weekend that had everyone complaining!

  • DCShadyBoots

    ^^ (Snicker)

  • bowser is too weak

    My 17 year old nephew who works at potbellys has hired and managed more people than bowser

  • Roscoe’s Wetsuit

    Meanwhile, the Gray administration was handed its FOURTH defeat in court regarding its failed homeless policies.

    Well done, Vince.

  • justsayin

    Throughout her term as CM I've heard from different people that she has a high turnover among her staff, because she is not a good manager. That's not hard for me to believe because she was an inept ANC and an unpleasant and unresponsive CM.

  • AB

    I guess when the whole thing comes down to a couple of thousand people, it's going to get dirty.

  • DCShadyBoots

    She has high turnover because she is ghetto and is prone to tantrums.

  • DontSleeponDude

    Oh no they didnt put that website up...oh snap...funniest campaign website I have seen yet. Why did they have to throw in the McDonalds number of employees...my ribs hurt...sooo funny. Seriously now, if Gray just did that to her in the general election. Imagine if she were running against Catania in the general election. Real Talk

  • DontSleeponDude

    Sorry, I had a typo from cry laughing so much. I meant if Gray did that to her in the primary---not the general election. Whew...need to compose myself...hahaha


    Bowser is an idiot on all levels.

    It is amazing to watch the Post back her and the US Atty. do a smear campaign against the sitting Mayor. If you got something on Gray, charge HIM! If not, stay OUT of a local election!

    DC needs statehood, now!!

  • DCShadyBoots

    Surprised the US Attorney hasn't announced he's running for office.

  • Northwesterner

    No one is doing a smear campaign against the sitting mayor. Get over yourselves. You are paranoid.

  • DCShadyBoots

    What is frightening — and wrong as a matter of ethics and simple decency — is when prosecutors publicly accuse a person without having brought any charge. This is what U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr., the chief law enforcement officer for the District, did this month when, following businessman Jeffrey Thompson’s guilty plea to conspiracy to violate federal campaign finance laws, he held a news conference and excoriated Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D).

    -The writers are law professors, respectively, at Hofstra University School of Law and the Georgetown University Law Center and are co-authors of the book “Understanding Lawyers’ Ethics.”

  • DontSleeponDude

    Look bruhman Machen would be damned if he did, and damned if he didnt get a plea from J. Thompson (and announced that Mayor Gray knew about the shadow campaign). So Machen announces this pre-primary and the Gray folks are pissed because Gray cant defend himself. But, if he announced it right after the primary, Bowser's folks would be pissed because voters could have factored this into their voting decision. So take Bruhman Machen out this equation--he didnt create this mess...all he can do is investigate it.
    REAL TALK FOLKS...which candidate is best equip to stop the Catania Frieght train..cause it is coming first week in November..BELIEVE DAT!!

  • Tight Lips

    @DontSleepOnDude we are screwed.

    If the Dems do not put elect someone who can beat Catania, we are all screwed.

  • DontSleeponDude

    Tight Lip....you got that right!!!

  • truth hurts

    Of course Gray could do what Brazil advised on News Talk today: hold a press conference to answer detailed questions, as Christie did, instead of hiding behind his lawyer. But he's not man enough to come clean with the voters.

  • truth hurts

    Not the candidate under indictment.

  • SEis4ME

    lol, he hit her where it would hurt most.

    Gray would have absolutely zero issue defeating Catania in a general.

  • Roscoe’s Wetsuit

    If you say so, SEis4ME, since your powers of perception enabled you to so accurately predict Vince's endorsements...

  • DCCommish

    Well considering the source..Dorothy Brizill... I wouldn't put too much into that bank. This is the same woman who's house burned down becaue it was a hoard's mess inside and she had no insurance. Wonder if Gray has been stirring funds to her for the nice words she said. My take Dorothy your far from OZ on this one girl...BTW where the check from the insurance company, when's that house getting rebuilt? Bullshit follows bullshit!

  • Typical DC BS

    When's Gray going to roll-out Sillyman Brown again to show up and ask stupid questions of the other candidates? Cause he'll be indicted by the time the general election comes around, so we'll have that show to look forward to also.

  • SEis4ME

    You probably should go back and read the actual post for context and the timeline.

    DCCommis/Typical, that changes nothing about the legitimate attack on Bowser which is her lack of experience.

  • Roscoe’s Wetsuit

    No need. Incorrect is incorrect, qualifiers or not. Just got a chuckle at your total misread of the GGW endorsement though, so thanks for that!

  • DCPeopleWhoThink

    Seis4ME since Muriel lacks experience, what experience did your candidate Gray employ for the following:

    1 - Low and Moderate income residents that reside Eastof the River pursuit of employment.

    2 - Apology for the Shadow Campaign's embarrassment, after he made a decision to run for re-election.

    3 - Keeping staffers of the Fenty's administration.

    4 - Lack of hiring Professional Women, as Directors and Deputy Directors compared to MEN.

    5 - Poor leadership and overall operations at Employment Services, Housing Department, Human Services, Fire Department, General Services and DHS.

    6 - Snow removal process when the ice occurred for Wards 7 and 8 remaining last to be served or never served.

    7 - Giving aways our public domains (howard and lincoln theater) to Caucasians that do not reside in DC.

    8 - Offering Franklin School to Douglas Jamal and then reassigning the competitive award to DC-ICE, after the ANC2F (ALL Caucasians went off on DMHoskins, Gray and Evans). Please, explain why this legal contract process became steered.

    9 - Providing budget for affordable housing the fourth year in office, while prioritizing Average Medium Incomes for Developers that exempts AFFORDABILITY.

    10 - Failing to openly meet with the FBI, and provide a conference to the people in DC about the Shadow Campaign.

    Sums to an arrogant rotten-tooth insecure bald spotted head LIAR, who's simply UNTRUSTWORTHY, TOO OLD, and UNFIT to lead this great city based on creditablity and trasnparency.

  • SayWhat

    Thank you DCPeopleWhoThink. You are on point, Go Muriel!

  • DoWhatYouDoBOO

    At least Bowser's 3 or 4 employees are DC residents...Ask Vince how many UNQUALIFIED MARYLAND RESIDENTS ARE WORKING DC GOVT JOBS THROUGH HIS APPROVAL


  • samantha

    Muriel was allegedley a resident of Montgomery County ,a registered voter in Montgomery County and used a relative's address in DC to register here and run for the Ward 4 Council seat after being tapped by Fenty and their "UNCLE BILL" .The word is that "UNCLE BILL"accompanied her to the BOE and told her what to do on the elevator so that she would not trip over her own fraud .Be careful who you ride with on the elevator at 441.The walls have eyes,ears and sometimes recorders !