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Posted at 6:17 PM ET, 02/24/2011

That's your excuse, Mr. Brown?

By Bruce Dunham, Annapolis

How many readers noticed that, if the SUV is leased, it is completely irrelevant if a black interior would hold its value better ["SUV loaded with buyer's remorse," front page, Feb. 20]? What a lame excuse from D.C. Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown after getting caught with his hand in the taxpayers' pockets.

By Bruce Dunham, Annapolis  | February 24, 2011; 6:17 PM ET
Categories:  D.C., D.C. politics  
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Kwame Brown wanted a new car to replace his older personal one and he didn't want to pay for it. It is as simple as that. Kwame Brown would be right at home in any third world country where the dictator uses the countries treasury as his own personal piggy bank.

Posted by: ahashburn | February 25, 2011 3:51 AM | Report abuse

That's funny! The District is a third world country.

Posted by: Philly33 | February 25, 2011 9:01 AM | Report abuse

Mr. Brown was very specific in requesting a black interior so the car wouldn't go down in value. This is wholly consistent with his desire to purchase the car for himself after the lease expires!!Why do our highly paid councilpersons have a right to a taxpayer supplied luxury car at all!! I prefer BMW's for low paid teachers and social workers.

Posted by: hhsesq | February 25, 2011 9:07 AM | Report abuse

Brown wanted to look cool driving around town, even though a Ford Escort would get him around just as well.

Posted by: jckdoors | February 25, 2011 9:48 AM | Report abuse

I will second that DC is run like a 3rd world country...

Posted by: RKSahni | February 25, 2011 1:03 PM | Report abuse

A Ford Escort would have made him look like a third-world wannabe. Couldn't have that now. Don't you know who he is?

Posted by: Crmudgeon | February 25, 2011 2:09 PM | Report abuse

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