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Fentys Have Lunch with Michelle Obama, Jill Biden

Mayor Adrian M. Fenty and wife Michelle Fenty invited First Lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, to lunch at Georgia Brown's restaurant today. Fenty (D) is hosting a fundraiser there tonight.

By David A Nakamura  |  January 30, 2009; 3:56 PM ET
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I'm glad the obama's are getting involved with DC. I hope and assume they are going to stay out of politics, at least in terns of not endorsing Fenty - or anyone - for mayor.

Posted by: efavorite | January 30, 2009 5:04 PM | Report abuse

Well, this is good news: the more that Obama gets to know Fenty, the more that Obama will realize that Fenty is just stupid.

Seriously, how could we have elected such a dumb man as Mayor?!!

Posted by: concernedcitizenindc | January 30, 2009 7:22 PM | Report abuse

Fenty is a great Mayor. This is the first time we've had an intelligent, respected mayor... well, in the history of the city. Williams was ok but far too aloof. People are just mad that Fenty is trying to shake up the same failed policies of yesteryear.

Posted by: sgrahamuva | January 30, 2009 8:52 PM | Report abuse

sgrahumuva - What you say simply isn't factual. There have been other, respected intelligent DC mayors.

I was glad that Fenty was trying to shake things up, but now that I'm seeing the results (or lack thereof) he looks like just as another arrogant politician who can't admit his mistakes.

Posted by: efavorite | January 31, 2009 9:34 AM | Report abuse

If the mayor is the definition of intelligent, no one needs to wonder how atpeople were able to steal all of the tax money, which took place during his tenure on city council. No one else need wonder how Rhee and Lanier got their jobs. It should, then, not be a surprise another school district's master plan was plagiarized. No one else needs to ask how the summer youth program spent $35 million over budget. We don't need to ask ourselves why the law is not being followed to allow such blatant union busting, even though it's against DCMR and federal law. We don't need to ask why the mayor believes the results of arbitration, which are legally binding since participants agree to abide by the agreement before it is made, is a mere suggestion. Consider his legal record with certain questionable transactions prior to his becoming the mayor. Now, is it intelligent to continued to be fooled by his record. Data speaks volumes. Efavorite and concernedcitizenin dc, you are right on it as usual. Arrogance and hubris are at play.

Posted by: southyrndiva | January 31, 2009 11:08 AM | Report abuse

Fenty is arrogant enough to probably believe the enthusiasm from the spectators was directed at him.

Posted by: logosdesigns | January 31, 2009 10:32 PM | Report abuse

Can we trade Michelles? I believe the First Lady of the U.S. will exhibit more of an interest in supporting the Commission of Women of the District of Columbia, on which Mrs. Fenty is a member. Mayor Williams' wife actively participated, and did more than attend lunch dates.

Posted by: logosdesigns | January 31, 2009 10:45 PM | Report abuse

I am ashamed to call Adrian Fenty my Mayor. I worked on the Obama campaign and am in full alignment with the man's ideological basis and philosophy, but Adrian Fenty is no Obama it could be said that the man is a fascist. Plain and simple. Sure change is good and DC needs to change, but not in the non-democratic ways that Mr. Fenty has gone about it. The man disbanded the freaking school board!!? How can you defend such actions? There are some Wards in this city without a school operating in them. You fix the school system, you do not shut it down. Poplar Point? And all of the other development gifts he's given away to campaign supporters without bidding? How can you defend that? The man's eloquence and intentions are not what judges him as good public servant, it's what he does that proves his worth and in my book Adrian Fenty is a failure.

Posted by: pittmancb | February 1, 2009 3:02 PM | Report abuse

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