Sulaimon Brown’s Terrible, Horrible, No-Good, Very Bad Day

Sulaimon

Don’t know who Sulaimon Brown is? That’s not a surprise. He was a Democratic Candidate for Mayor in this past summer’s mayoral primary with a penchant for speaking his mind about Adrian Fenty…and then telling everyone to vote for Vince Gray.

“Wait, what?” you say. Yeah, you heard right. He pushed for Vince Gray, despite appearing on the dais at debates and at other events as a candidate himself. I’m just as baffled as you.

It was revealed by the City Paper’s Alan Suderman, that along with Kwame Brown’s SUVs and the growing salaries in the Mayor’s office, Mr. Brown received an auditor’s position in the DC Department of Health Care Finance, making $110,000 per year.

This morning Brown was let go, and escorted by police out of the office of the DHCF by police after troubling remarks made during his termination arrangements.  Then he decided to show up for Mayor Gray’s afternoon press conference. That’s when things got hilarious.


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6 thoughts on “Sulaimon Brown’s Terrible, Horrible, No-Good, Very Bad Day

  1. Wow, Twitter! And something I’ve never heard of, called Storify. God forbid someone in the news business write a summary — you know, with paragraphs and stuff — of what happened.

    Don’t need that now, we’ve got Storify! It takes 140 character tweets and organizes them in an incomprehensible way! Woohoo!

  2. @Tom: Sometimes it’s best to see things as they unfold, to tell the story using primary source material. We don’t intend to tell all of our stories this way, but it is a useful tool to tell a story that has a timeline.

  3. I’m so confused by this piece. What happened at the press conference? I feel like Mary Cheh’s chief of staff reading this.

  4. @Jeff Yeah, sort of the occupational hazard of running a site for love is that you’re at your day job when the press conference happens and have to make do with what trickles out via Twitter.

    @Tom #1: It’s worth noting that for this particular incident, a huge part of the story is the way elected and appointed officials made buffoons of themselves in front of everybody. That being the case, reaction-to-the-buffoonery is a fairly important component of the overall picture.

  5. Yowser! Can’t wait to read the write ups in tomorrow’s press. DC Government got soap opera-fied!