From the Floor: DC Unity Is in the Air
Jeff Richardson is the Vice Chair of the District's Democratic Party. He will be attending the Democratic National Convention and will be blogging for D.C. Wire from Denver.
DC, I want to report that, if only for tonight, your Democratic Party leadership is here united behind its shared belief in the ability of the Democratic Party and Barack Obama and Joe Biden to execute a plan to make our great country work for all.
As you will hear, yes, Mayor Adrian Fenty is here along with Chairman Vincent Gray, council members Kwame Brown, Yvette Alexander, Harry Thomas Jr., Marion Barry and Muriel Bowser. And folks, they even took photos of one another. It was a little media frenzy.
As soon as Chairman Gray and the mayor were spotted pleasantly chatting, the photographers swept in and began clicking away. Both joked about it and continued to chat and take photos with other council members.
There is unity in the air. You hear about the positive collaborative working relationship that exists with the current council, and I am happy to report I have observed it front and center. It's like a family reunion.
Imagine a great day at Wolf Trap Theater: You have reserved seats, while not the best, they work, and there's a gaggle of wacky friends and family. And while you want to be grummpy about having had to come all the way out to Wolf Trap, you can't because the energy is so positive and the people around you, despite anything else, are enjoying being present in this time and space with one another.
That's what's in the air here at Mile High tonight.
Hope some of it comes through to you : )
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