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Posted at 2:44 PM ET, 08/30/2010

Would Fenty do a better job if he did nothing at all?

By David Alpert

Many people speculated, incorrectly, about my motivations for writing an article suspicious of Adrian Fenty on Friday. The simple fact is this. By all rights, I should love Adrian Fenty. He's aligned with me on most policy issues. However, I have serious doubts about supporting him. Why?

Maybe it's the way he seems to show contempt for the legislature, even when they try to work with him. Maybe it's the way he has an attorney general who stonewalls anyone who asks questions about anything. Maybe it's the way he just refused to implement the Inclusionary Zoning law for two years.

Or maybe it's the way that whenever he's personally involved in something instead of leaving it to his people, it's been for the worse. On Friday, I asked why this is the case. Why does Mayor Fenty seem to stand behind every Michelle Rhee decision but not every Gabe Klein one? How does he choose when to intervene politically in a decision of a cabinet official and when doesn't he?

Continue reading this piece by David Alpert at Greater Greater Washington here.

David Alpert is founder and editor of Greater Greater Washington . 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.

By David Alpert  | August 30, 2010; 2:44 PM ET
Categories:  D.C., D.C. politics, Fenty, HotTopic, Local blog network, Mayor Fenty  
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Comments

Or maybe it's the way he can't keep his butt out of the affairs of taxicab rate setting.

Posted by: starclimber9 | August 30, 2010 5:55 PM | Report abuse

Klein is just as big a screw up as Fenty. He, too, will be looking for a job.

Posted by: concernedaboutdc | August 30, 2010 7:42 PM | Report abuse

The best thing Fenty can do is get out of the way and let an adult handle things. Michelle Rhee does what she wants because he's clueless when it comes to education. Even Rhee knows he's not so bright and took advantage of that. Sad thing is, she's clueless bout education as well and look at how that has turned out: Fired teachers and principals, low test scores and that's it. NO REFORM in sight. Under Fenty and Rhee that will continue and that's not good for children.

Posted by: candycane1 | September 1, 2010 8:31 AM | Report abuse

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