If elected mayor, who would Gray hire?
Mayor Adrian Fenty says he focuses on the big picure and hires "A+" people. I'd say some are A+, some A-, a few B- or C. Would Vince Gray [Fenty's opponent in the D.C. mayoral race] hire A+ people? Would he keep some of Fenty's on? Would he hire even more A+ people than Fenty has?
I wish Gray would come up with a list of cabinet appointees now, because it would make the decision of who to vote for for Mayor much easier. Keep Harriet Tregoning, Gabe Klein and Michelle Rhee while sending Peter Nickles back to Great Falls? Skies are looking sunny with Gray!
But if they're all out and their successors lack the boldness and vision to really make DC better, choosing instead to always take the safe road, electing Gray would cast all the bright progress DC has made into shadow.
This is the real question which has been on many of our minds, including Dan Malouff's.
Gray has steadfastly refused to talk about appointments, except for assuring everyone that he would fire Peter Nickles. That's probably the smart move from his standpoint; Presidential candidates refuse to talk about Cabinet appointees too. However, it also complicates our task of choosing.
Continue reading this piece by David Alpert at Greater Greater Washington here.
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