Mayor Fenty, just give up the damned Nationals tickets, so this can stop being an issue! This has been a rough month or two for DC Mayor Adrian Fenty. Between the controversy over the gift of a fire truck and ambulance to the Dominican Republic and the inquiries about his travels, you’d think that folks would go out of their way to avoid giving people more reason to laugh at DC politics. Then, along came the Nationals tickets that certain individuals in the DC City Council did not receive.
The Nationals? REALLY?! Our government officials are bickering on the news over a baseball team whose play has been nothing short of crap-tacular for quite some time now. I know it’s a nice stadium, but they are treating these tickets like they’re the hottest thing in town. For real, if you bring your resume to the game, you might leave with a General Manager job. If you can hit a curveball, they might even let you play! I’m all for supporting the home team, but let’s keep things in perspective.
I know it’s more about the principle of the omission than anything else, but Vincent Gray and Adrian Fenty need to just go somewhere and settle this. Maybe they can talk it out like grown men. Maybe Marion Barry can stop by with a couple pair of boxing gloves, then Fenty and Gray can go in the backyard and duke it out. Whatever it takes to get this foolishness off of the news, make it happen!
On a side note, is it me, or does Vincent Gray kind of look like a sinister pimp sometimes? He’s an intelligent, capable politician, but I would not be surprised to see him pull out one of those canes with the sword inside at a Council meeting one of these days.