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Nickles bears flowers for Cheh

D.C Attorney General Peter Nickles offered a gesture of apology to Council member Mary M. Cheh (D-Ward 3) after calling her an "angry woman" in a Washington Post story over the weekend.

A few minutes before council members met Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D) for breakfast to discuss the swine flu, Nickles handed Cheh a bouquet of flowers.

In an interview with a Post reporter on Saturday, Nickes said Cheh's remarks that the Fenty administration was "almost lawless" were "stupid." He also said she was an "angry woman."

On Monday, Council member Kwame Brown (D-At large) demanded that Nickles apologize to Cheh.

So does Cheh accept Nickles's gesture?

"Let's not get into the details," she said.

But she added she also likes chocolate.

By Washington Post Editors  |  October 28, 2009; 10:07 AM ET
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Though she was shocked, shocked to find cronyism and lawlessness in the Fenty administration, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

Posted by: smithhemb | October 28, 2009 10:27 AM | Report abuse

How fresh were they?

Posted by: candycane1 | October 28, 2009 11:27 AM | Report abuse

Was the apology from the heart or because he felt he had to make it? In my experience when a person make's statement it was made with thier true feeling's.
He meant and anyone else that was made apologize it was done so because of public appearance, period.

Posted by: onesugar1 | October 28, 2009 12:12 PM | Report abuse

Beware of AG's bearing gifts.

Posted by: 2belinda | October 28, 2009 12:45 PM | Report abuse

Wow. A white "angry woman"? This has always been a stereotype of black women. Apparently, the "rules" are changing!

Posted by: osmith98 | October 28, 2009 1:03 PM | Report abuse

Nickles was right in the first place.

Posted by: ah___ | October 28, 2009 1:20 PM | Report abuse

Perhaps political correctness in this matter has escaped me. But, what's wrong with being an angry woman, or for that matter, an angry man. Anger is a legitimate emotion no matter the gender of the person holding it. Isn't it?

Posted by: PracticalIndependent | October 28, 2009 1:42 PM | Report abuse

This is the right thing for the attorney general to do on the eve of Halloween, without malice--nahaaa.

Posted by: bill121 | October 28, 2009 1:52 PM | Report abuse

Wow. Everyone missed how incredibly sexist Peter Nickles "apology" is! Would he have given a male Councilmember flowers?

Posted by: TerryMiller | October 28, 2009 2:24 PM | Report abuse

Mary Cheh on her decision not to confirm Dr. Hartsock as director of Parks and Recreation:

"This decision was very difficult for me because I like Dr Hartsock and found her personable and responsive... for me the determinative issue was the failure to follow the law."

However, a United States District court dismissed the claims that Dr. Hartock failed to "follow the law."

Go back to law school Councilmember Cheh.

We know your decision was based on a powerplay with the mayor but please find a better excuse next time.

Posted by: lindabelledc | October 28, 2009 2:39 PM | Report abuse

Nickles shouldn't have apologized for telling the truth. She is stupid. This is the same twit who introduced legislation to make it unlawful to kill vermin such as opossum, bats and racoons who decide to take up residence in your home. She's batty if she thinks I wouldn't kill a rabid animal in my home.

Posted by: PepperDr | October 28, 2009 9:12 PM | Report abuse

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