01 April 2009

What's Good For The Goose Is Good For Th ... Oh Look, A Penny!

Mayor Fenty, whatever shall we do with you? You are turning out to be everything I thought (and hoped you would not) be. Just like another certain recently-elected official, you said a lot of pretty, popular things during your campaign but your actual governance is ... how shall we say ... radically different.

Let's take a look at one thing in particular over which you were very harsh with your predecessor: traveling.

The mayor's traveling habits are getting so bad ... so secretively, shadowy bad ... that he is receiving unsolicited advice on how he should be handling it.
"It comes down to making people understand the priority being served, and the connection of where you are going will be a benefit to the city," said D.C. Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray (D), who has attended two car shows in Europe and a shopping convention in Las Vegas with other city officials. The Washington Auto Show organizers paid for his trips to Europe, which were aimed at drumming up support for the D.C. show, and his council budget paid for the trip to Las Vegas.

I think it goes down deeper than that.
Still, Fenty's approach has left him open to the kind of second-guessing that he used to do to former mayor Williams (D), who was dogged for leaving town too often. Williams, who served as the head of the National League of Cities, traveled 137 days during one year.

See, Anthony Williams had good cause, open cause, appropriate cause for his traveling. What cause does Fenty have? Who knows. The mayor isn't saying much about it.

Oh. And if you think I'm the only one raising stink over this, think again.

1 comment:

Tuffie said...

Fenty has shifty eyes which is why I've never liked him nor trust him.