DC’s Fifty Most Powerful

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Calling DC the “center of power” is about as cliched as a description can be, but, it is, never the less, a truthful description.  GQ has delved a little deeper into the power structure of our city and released a list of its 50 most influential occupants.  At the top is none other than Rahm Emanuel, Obama’s angry, 9 fingered, little chief of staff.  Speaking of Obama, he failed to make the list, but I’m assuming that the editors of GQ just assumed that he was a given.  The rest of the 50 are pretty much cabinet members, committee chairs and lobbyists.  No surprises, really.

Kirk is a Maine-born, military brat who moved no fewer than 12 times during his childhood. He came to the DC area in 2004 for his undergrad and decided that it was the place for him. Since graduating, he’s nabbed a job with the Fed and spends most of his free time hunting for cheap thrills in the city. Find out why he loves DC.

One thought on “DC’s Fifty Most Powerful

  1. “The rest of the 50 are pretty much cabinet members, committee chairs and lobbyists.”

    Um, no. Check out #48. That’s quite an accomplishment for a sports figure to share such a list with powerful Hill people, economists and members of the press.

    Congrats to Ovechkin for cracking the “stodgy 50.”