All my fears about Gray, summed up
On Monday The Post ran a story about mayoral politics and Ward 4, in which residents of the city's northernmost division opined about their community's shift from a Mayor Adrian Fenty stronghold to political battleground.
The story featured an interview with Brightwood resident Betty Byrd who said "I'm all for Vince Gray. I've been here for what, 40 years? Never in my life have I seen things in D.C. all turned around."
Hold on a minute. Maybe I misunderstand, but is it supposed to be a bad thing that District government is turned around compared to the past 40 years? Are we supposed to be upset that the political machine that gave us Marion Barry is being torn down? If elected, is Vincent Gray going to return that dysfunctional power structure to glory?
If all that is true, if that's why people are voting for Gray, I really cannot think of a better reason to vote for Fenty.
Dan Malouff is an Arlington County transportation planner who blogs independently at BeyondDC.com. The Local Blog Network is a group of bloggers from around the D.C. region who have agreed to make regular contributions to All Opinions Are Local.
| July 16, 2010; 2:48 PM ET
Categories: D.C., D.C. politics, Fenty, HotTopic, Local blog network, Mayor Fenty
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