Posts Tagged ‘lincoln navigator’

Navigatorgate: The Final Chapter

Yesterday, the D.C. Office of Contracting and Procurement denied a contract appeal from the leasing company that provided former D.C. Council Chairman Kwame "Fully Loaded" Brown a Lincoln Navigator that had a gray interior and was not fully loaded with the extra accoutrements that the newly elected chairman expected. Brown, of course, famously rejected that [...]

A Year Later, Navigatorgate Still Unresolved

A year and a day ago, Council Chairman Kwame "Fully Loaded" Brown bowed to a tidal wave of public pressure and returned the fully loaded, tax-payer funded, nearly $2,000-a-month  Lincoln Navigator he was driving.
At that time, Brown promised to reimburse the District for his "share of the use of the vehicle" after Attorney General Irv [...]

Cost to Break Navigator Lease: $12,450.23

Anybody remember that whole fracas involving Council Chairman Kwame "Fully Loaded" Brown and his Lincoln Navigators? Well, LL realized the other day that we never found out what the final tally was for how much the chairman's brief flirtation with luxury SUVs was going to cost.
The details, in case you've forgotten: Brown wants a Navigator [...]

Kwame Brown Doubles Down

Council Chairman Kwame "Fully Loaded" Brown is not backing down: He never specifically requested a freakin' Navigator, okay?
Brown's been on a mini media blitz today telling reporters, though not LL (yet—LL is still here if you want to call, Mr. Chairman), that he stands by his story that all he ever wanted was a black-on-black [...]

In the Old Days, Councilmembers Helped You Buy a Car

Since Navigatorgate broke, several councilmembers have taken the opportunity to take jabs at Kwame "Fully Loaded" Brown.
Ward 6 Councilmember Tommy Wells has pointedly said that “if we're going to have a relationship to the people who are paying our bills, we've got to show that we're being smart and frugal.” At-Large Councilmember Sekou Biddle called [...]

Red Flags

One is a high-ranking executive with a French transportation company that failed to win a District contract but may be hungry for redemption. The other is a developer promoting a giant big-box complex in a sparsely populated outskirt of the city. Both senior members of the Marion Barry administration, they teamed up to advise Mayor [...]

Department of Unsolicited SUV Advice

To: Kwame Brown
From: Washington City Paper
Subject: Your New Car
Mr. Council Chairman—
So, you're in a wee bit of trouble over your new car. It turns out that folks don't like to learn that their new D.C. Council chairman is paying more for his "fully loaded" ride than most people pay to rent an apartment. That goes [...]

A Close Read of Kwame Brown’s SUV Lease Deal

When LL first broke the news in January that the city is paying nearly $2,000 a month for Council Chairman Kwame "Fully Loaded" Brown's Lincoln Navigator, his office said Brown was "appalled" at the high cost and was looking into whether the District could get out of the contract in an affordable way.
Now that the [...]

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