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Post reporters Dan Zak and Monica Hesse ponder the cultural shift at the top of the D.C. political world with a list of what's now in and out. Where once we favored sleek domes, now it's sleek 'staches. And no more ESPN. Now, it's Sex and the City. See the complete list here.

What would you add to the list? Tell us in the comments below or Tweet your ideas with #inoutdc and we'll highlight the best ones.

By Mike McPhate  |  September 15, 2010; 11:00 PM ET
 | Tags: fenty, gray  
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Comments

Statemenship is in and Arrogance is out

Posted by: GoldCoast | September 15, 2010 9:14 PM | Report abuse

Add Ron Moten and The Fraternity Brothers who have milking the TAX payers money for 4 years to the #out2010 list.
Nah Nah Nah Nah Nah Nah Hey Hey Hey Goodbye'

Posted by: UptownHarlemBrown1 | September 16, 2010 12:31 AM | Report abuse

Accountability is out, job security is in

Posted by: RCDC | September 16, 2010 1:01 AM | Report abuse

Brash intimidation, out; respectful professionalism, in.

Posted by: shame_the_devil | September 16, 2010 1:16 AM | Report abuse

Change is out, the era of decline, poverty, and doomed children is back in.

Posted by: todd@toddmoniot.com | September 16, 2010 1:25 AM | Report abuse

Setting high standards is out, accepting failure is in.


Posted by: JohninNW | September 16, 2010 4:08 AM | Report abuse

Insensitivity to constituents concerns, arrogance and inability to be held accountable, is out, more uncertainty for a beleaguered corrupt District government.

"And the beat goes on!"


Posted by: helloisanyoneoutthere | September 16, 2010 4:49 AM | Report abuse

A closed government is out and providing a response is in.

Posted by: mjvdc | September 16, 2010 5:09 AM | Report abuse

And, Newspaper endorsements are out and the voice of dc residents is in.

Posted by: mjvdc | September 16, 2010 5:10 AM | Report abuse

Out: serious attempts at teacher evals, a more efficient, slimmer CO, careless communication from the top of DCPS, most parents being hopeful, a large minor fraction of teachers and some parents resorting to victimhood demographics, closing of some of our too many schools, national spotlight on Rhee

In: unionistas dancing at the inauguration and gearing up expensive, damaging lawsuits, most parents being upset, more emphasis on the demographics of payback, continued mismanagement of the business framework for sped due to viral attorneys, WTU members working to rule, no closing of our too many schools, national spotlight on DCPS and its difficulty in finding a new supt.

Posted by: axolotl | September 16, 2010 5:53 AM | Report abuse

Students are out, the teacher's union is back in

Posted by: reston75 | September 16, 2010 7:29 AM | Report abuse

Citizen Participation:

Fenty Out Gray IN

Posted by: ggant | September 16, 2010 7:45 AM | Report abuse

Sanctimonious attorney generals out, voter recommended attorney generals in

Posted by: rickdubose | September 16, 2010 8:29 AM | Report abuse

Accountability is in / cronyism is out

Posted by: shepDC | September 16, 2010 8:35 AM | Report abuse

Listening to advisors is in / ignoring advice is out

Posted by: shepDC | September 16, 2010 8:36 AM | Report abuse

This list was a backhanded insult to Gray. Shame on the Post! New schools vs. old school. Results vs. process. What results, huh? Are you talking about the city's out-of-control spending? The ever-shrinking reserve fund? Or the millions of dollars siphoned off to a certain fraternity that rhymes with Krappa? Results my arse! These are results that DC can do without, thank you very much. Once again, shame on the Post!

Posted by: forgetthis | September 16, 2010 8:48 AM | Report abuse

Washington Post editorial board out, journalistic integrity (let's hope) in

Posted by: dgordon042554 | September 16, 2010 9:03 AM | Report abuse

If you dont like it - LEAVE! (Can I get that on a tee shirt :-)

Posted by: missboo | September 16, 2010 9:11 AM | Report abuse

Out - Services available on-line
In - Waiting in line for no services

Posted by: blankspace | September 16, 2010 9:29 AM | Report abuse

Demanding the best is is out.

Acccepting the mediocre and worse is in.

Posted by: rpcv84 | September 16, 2010 9:42 AM | Report abuse

OUT-upper west side
IN-lower east side

Posted by: nivla | September 16, 2010 9:45 AM | Report abuse

Out: Me!

This makes me *so* glad I moved to Virginia last month ...

Posted by: mccxxiii | September 16, 2010 9:51 AM | Report abuse

It makes zero sense to say that Marion Barry is "in" with Gray's election win. Doesn't anyone at the Style section remember that it was Vince Gray who presided over the D.C. Council's censure of Marion Barry?

Does this mean you folks at the Post just don't know anybody from Ward 8 other than Ron Moten and Marion Barry?

Posted by: Kathy8 | September 16, 2010 9:56 AM | Report abuse

Out: Stupid lists

Posted by: SilverSpring8 | September 16, 2010 10:00 AM | Report abuse

OUT: "My way or the highway."

IN: "There are many possible roads to the truth, but we need to take all factors into account, and first we need to conduct a poll and do some studies, and I have to meet with my advisors this weekened, but I want to unite the city, not divide the city, so I will take all that into account before getting back to you."

Posted by: foldingtime | September 16, 2010 10:11 AM | Report abuse

Out: Gabe Klein

In: Transportation policy for ALL DC residents, not just for yuppies or trust fund punk in Co Heights. (And yes, I am a Ward 7, white yuppie.)

Posted by: mjf32 | September 16, 2010 10:22 AM | Report abuse

the WaPo should be ashamed this was a slap in the face to Gray, people you all need to relaize that DC will only revert to it old ways if FENTY was stil Mayor or in you as the voters that put Gray in Office sit around and do nothing when Gray does something wrong

Posted by: JeroRobson1 | September 16, 2010 10:26 AM | Report abuse

OUT: Married, educated, productive parents

IN: Unwed, fatherless wards of the state and union layabouts

Posted by: HenryPotter | September 16, 2010 10:29 AM | Report abuse

Out: City policy designed solely for upper northwest.

In: Balanced city policy.

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Out: Bike lanes.

In: Taking the bus.

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Out: Coke

In: Metamucil

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Posted by: mjf32 | September 16, 2010 10:45 AM | Report abuse

Out: City policy designed solely for upper northwest.

In: Balanced city policy.

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Out: Bike lanes.

In: Taking the bus.

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Out: Coke

In: Metamucil

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Posted by: mjf32 | September 16, 2010 10:46 AM | Report abuse

LOOKS are OUT; CROOKS are IN

TRIATHALONS are OUT; WHEELCHAIR RACES are IN

SECURITY DETAILS were OUT; Now they are IN

REFORM is OUT; OLD SCHOOL is IN

Posted by: DCMoney1 | September 16, 2010 10:48 AM | Report abuse

Disrespect to our other elected officials (the Council) - OUT
Respect for checks and balances provided by Council oversign - IN

Agree with others - WaPo looks like a sore loser by negative statements about Gray. We really need to work together now more than ever since the long-standing racial divide has finally been discovered and uncovered in the media.

Posted by: judiko | September 16, 2010 10:54 AM | Report abuse

Disrespect to our other elected officials (the Council) - OUT
Respect for checks and balances provided by Council oversign - IN

Agree with others - WaPo looks like a sore loser by negative statements about Gray. We really need to work together now more than ever since the long-standing racial divide has finally been discovered and uncovered in the media.

Posted by: judiko | September 16, 2010 10:55 AM | Report abuse

Out: Eating at Popeyes
In: Eating at rib shacks

Out: Stolen bikes from the backyard
In: Stolen fences from the front yard

Out: People calling me a Fenty look-a-like
In: People caring less that I'm a Fenty look-a-like

Posted by: cbmuzik | September 16, 2010 11:17 AM | Report abuse

Out: trolleys and bike lanes
In: driving backwards down a one-way street in an old Ford with temp tags

Posted by: blankspace | September 16, 2010 11:30 AM | Report abuse

Out those that pay for the government services the taxpayers.

In the leeches who will be demanding those services only to be dissapointed because the taxpayers Fenty brought in will be gone and so will the serices.

Posted by: Pilot1 | September 16, 2010 12:56 PM | Report abuse

Out: Secular Humanism.

In: Theocracy.

Posted by: Daffodil123 | September 16, 2010 1:04 PM | Report abuse

IN: Not asking whats in or out

OUT: Asking whats in or out

Posted by: weaverf | September 16, 2010 1:17 PM | Report abuse

Out: Summer robs
In: Summer jobs

Posted by: cbmuzik | September 16, 2010 2:00 PM | Report abuse

In: Respect for experience, wisdom, maturity, and professionalism.

Out: Total, complete and utter disrespect for all of the above.

Posted by: Tootsumi | September 16, 2010 4:45 PM | Report abuse

out: joann armao
in: courtland malloy

Posted by: dcresident5 | September 17, 2010 1:49 AM | Report abuse

out: joann armao
in: courtland malloy

Posted by: dcresident5 | September 17, 2010 1:50 AM | Report abuse

out: joann armao
in: courtland malloy

Posted by: dcresident5 | September 17, 2010 1:51 AM | Report abuse

out: armao/rhee/fenty dictatorship
in: milloy/?/gray democracy

Posted by: dcresident5 | September 17, 2010 2:42 AM | Report abuse

Out: sitting around doing nothing
In: getting a good DCGov job to sit around and do nothing.

Out: movers and shakers
In: Haters

Out: 311
In: 911

Posted by: bball2 | September 17, 2010 2:34 PM | Report abuse


Out: Catering to racist Whites

In: An inclusive gov't that will not discount targeted segments of the population to appease Whites.

Posted by: dc4metoo | September 17, 2010 8:38 PM | Report abuse

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