Could the worst mayor in America live right in the heart of the nation's capital?
That's what some people are charging in Washington D.C., where Mayor Vincent Gray's administration is under fire for a variety of self-inflicted scandals. Mayor Gray was elected in 2010 over a young rising star in the Democratic Party with promises of "character, integrity, and leadership."
Here's what those words have brought the city:
Other council members are calling on Gray to resign. Should Washington have seen this coming? John Avlon has more.
DC has been relentlessly pushing for statehood. They are not making a good case for it with the caliber of the politicians that they currently elect. The most exclusive club (the US Senate) is not going to open up their memebership to the likes of DC politicians...
of course the DC mayor is corrupt – its DC!
I care why ?
Not to mention the complete contempt the DC government has for both the Second Amendment and the Supreme Court. The only reaction of DC government to the Heller decision was to try to find a way to evade the intent of it.
Its stupid and should be but cities that are majority black tend to have the worst governance and be some of the worst cities in American by any measure (Newark, Oakland, Richmond VA, etc).
shouldn't be that is
you left out my hometown Detroit MI.
I think the incompetence and criminal activity committed by our elected officials trumps DC.
Now you see why democrats push for more government.
DC has a history of electing the nations worst mayors into office.
Remember Marion Barry?
Mayor Adrian Fenty was the best mayor the city could ask for. he was a real democrat who demanded we work both the strenght of the private and public sector to create a progressive city. apparently you make too much progress and the locals get upset. then they do this...Fenty needs to run again because the city already misses him and his great work.
"Should Washington have seen this coming?"
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