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Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 12/14/2010

Vince Gray, Adrian Fenty, the Redskins and beating yourself

By Mike DeBonis

At this morning's unveiling of design plans for a new Dunbar High School, Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D) and Mayor-elect Vincent C. Gray (D) engaged in a recently popular civic pastime: making fun of the Redskins. But in what is likely to be their last appearance together before the Jan. 2 inauguration, the ridicule might have turned to metaphor.

It started when Gray noted that Dunbar, his alma mater, has several graduates playing in the National Football League, including the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Arrelious Benn -- a cornerback who Gray said "contributed" to the Skins' 17-16 loss Sunday.

"The Redskins beat themselves," Fenty added.

"That happens often. Doesn't it, Mr. Mayor?" said Gray to Fenty, who lost his reelection bid despite a hefty cash advantage and a passel of accomplishments that would make any incumbent candidate envious.

"Every week," Fenty replied.

By Mike DeBonis  | December 14, 2010; 11:54 AM ET
Categories:  Adrian Fenty, The District, Vincent Gray  
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Benn is a wide receiver

Posted by: Cowboysfan1 | December 15, 2010 10:44 AM | Report abuse

What Fenty didn't realize is that Gray was being sarcastic. But what Gray doesn't know in telling Fenty that is he, himself, is encased in a moment of dramatic irony. He will see that the same will happen to him in the next four years due to his already severe abuse of nepotism that will certainly continue with his reign.

Posted by: faineant | December 15, 2010 1:08 PM | Report abuse

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