Friday, November 05, 2010

Gray's Anatomy

D.C. mayor-elect Vincent Gray is beginning his transition. I think outgoing mayor Adrian Fenty did excellent work for the city, but what can you do -- its residents didn't like his style (and there were definitely stylistic missteps along the way that could have been averted). It never seemed clear to me what, if any, substantive differences Gray had from Fenty, so the best we can hope for is that Gray will largely continue down the same path -- but in a more friendly, deliberate fashion.

Also, as a citizen of the United States, I am personally humiliated by this sentence:
Gray said he plans to meet with GOP congressional leaders soon to urge them to allow the city to manage itself.

It is flatly embarrassing in this day and age that the mayor of our nation's capital has to walk up to Capitol Hill and beg Congress for the right to self-rule.

1 comment:

joe said...

But, see, it's what the Founding Fathers wanted! Who are we to question the judgment of those learned demi-gods? The philosopher kings obviously foresaw two hundred years ago the residents of the Capital itself would be the greatest backers Socialist Tyranny, if they were allowed a choice in the matter.