A sad statement

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‘take me out to the ballgame…’
courtesy of ‘staceyviera’

City Paper has a piece about – and the full text of – Marion Barry’s weird open letter to fellow councilman David Catania. It essentially asserts that Catania’s reactions to Barry lining the pockets of his girlfriend is all about a dispute over a past vote and that he’s pursuing some sort of vendetta. Rather than, say, being disgusted, embarrassed, or offended by unethical behavior. Even if it’s 100% on target, complaining about being persecuted works way better when you’re not admittedly guilty.

I wouldn’t find it worth noting except that I thought to myself “If it was anyone else I’d wonder if this kind of behavior was a sign of the onset of Alzheimer’s. But with Barry it doesn’t reflect any kind of changed behavior.”

Well I used to say something in my profile about not quite being a “tinker, tailor, soldier, or spy” but Tom stole that for our about us page, so I guess I’ll have to find another way to express that I am a man of many interests.

Hmm, guess I just did.

My tastes run the gamut from sophomoric to Shakespeare and in my “professional” life I’ve sold things, served beer, written software, and carried heavy objects… sometimes at the same place. It’s that range of loves and activities that makes it so easy for me to love DC – we’ve got it all.


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