Too Busy For Breakfast
DENVER--Guess who was a no-show for the D.C. Delegation breakfast again? Mayor Fenty, who went 0 for 4 this week. Fenty had a good excuse Monday and Tuesday when he was in D.C. But his absence has been the talk of the delegation the past two mornings.
Today, D.C. Democratic Party Chair Anita Bonds handed out a schedule that listed Fenty as guest speaker at the breakfast. But he never showed. When Bonds went around the room to thank elected officials, each got healthy applause. However, when she mentioned Fenty for "representing us across the city," there was silence.
Bonds finally said: "Let's hear it, c'mon, c'mon!" And she started banging the lectern to simulate a clap. Finally, there was a smattering of applause, but afterward there was a lot of griping.
UPDATED, 1:44 p.m.: Bonds said Fenty missed Wednesday's breakfast because he was doing a round of television and radio interviews, including with Fox News. (Council Chairman Vincent Gray missed today's breakfast because he was doing the Joe Madison Show.) As for today's breakfast, Bonds noted that Fenty was staying at the Westin, the hotel where Obama and Biden are set up, and suggested that Fenty must have been called on by the campaign to help.
By David Nakamura
Nikita R Stewart
August 28, 2008; 12:37 PM ET
Categories: 2008 Presidential Race
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