6.19.2008

Man of the People My Ass

I've always hated it when elected officials take time off of their salaried positions to campiagn for other candidates. That's not what we hired them for. Take Mayor Fenty for instance. He has crisscrossed the country in support of Senator Obama's presidential ambitions.

Of course, it isn't fair to single out Mayor Fenty when so many other officials do the exact same thing. As long as its on their own dime.

Wait, Mayor Fenty is charging taxpayers $50,000 for these trips?

Oh, fuck you.

And, no, the $50,000 doesn't include time lost when Fenty is out serving Senator Obama instead of the city that elected him. And it doesn't count the hours lost when police officers were accompanying him in New Hampshire instead of putting "all hands on deck."

When Governors Kaine and O'Malley campaign, they have the common sense not to have their constituents foot the bill. Why isn't Fenty giving us the same courtesy.

27 comments:

  1. Are you still here? Weren't you going to Ohio or something?

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  2. Rusty's IV NailJune 19, 2008

    Rusty nail IV, Ohio is calling. It's saying "You hate DC, I've got fat bodies, Walmart, shit weather, and flatlands galore, not to mention macaroni and cheese. come hither."

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  3. AnonymousJune 19, 2008

    GO AWAY ... DO NOT WANT

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  4. Why is Fenty doing this? Because he is "Marion Barry 2.0". Only the fools in this city are, well, fools.

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  5. HahahahahahahahahahaJune 19, 2008

    Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha

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  6. AnonymousJune 19, 2008

    ok. 50,000. this post gets a 'so what?' from me. (yawwwn) lets find better reasons to hate dc. we elected fenty. get over it.

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  7. AnonymousJune 19, 2008

    I only hate DC bc rusty is here ....

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  8. AnonymousJune 19, 2008

    Aw, everyone is being a little too harsh. That is an offensive use of public funds in a city with so much poverty - though, agreed, small enough not to bother get excited over.

    And dude, all of the recent Columbia Heights development is practically Columbus, OH in its obnoxious, generic, upper-middle-classdom. It frankly reminds me of going to those weird outdoor malls that try to look like small towns or whatever.

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  9. Hey now, mock Columbus all you want, but leave Bowie Town Center out of it.

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  10. AnonymousJune 19, 2008

    I want to move to Columbus.
    Hell I'd move pretty much anywhere out of here.
    If only my job would move away from DC.

    Which got me to think.
    Lester, why on God's green Earth would you choose to go to college here?
    I mean I totally get being stuck here once you get here for work, but you chose to go to an expensive crappy college here. For that reason you are a douche.
    Actually there are about 700 other reasons your a douche too, but thats one of them.
    But hey, at least your leaving now.

    Congrats!

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  11. RustymolestedmeJune 19, 2008

    Lester sounds a lot like molestor ... no?

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  12. AnonymousJune 19, 2008

    DOWN WITH SEXISM DOWN WITH SEXISM DOWN WITH SEXISM DOWN WITH RUSTYS DOUCHE

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  13. Fenty's travel expenses are a mere drop in the bucket compared to Mayor Williams extravagant travels. But, yeah, Fenty is a dumbass....he certainly is not an intelligent man, that's fo sho. I just wish he could give one fucking speech without saying "uhhhhhhhh" every fifth word. It’s called public speaking 101, dude.

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  14. AnonymousJune 20, 2008

    RUSTY SHOULD BE ABOLISHED

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  15. It's like you're James F.'s substitute teacher, and the students won't sit in their assigned seats.

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  16. Krystal KoonsJune 20, 2008

    This blog has gone to a hell in a douche-basket. Time to pass the reins Rusted douche.

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  17. king of all gentrificationJune 20, 2008

    I think you should make it a point to go over to SOUTHEAST and visit the hood before you leave and move to Ohio.

    Make it a point to visit at night. I hear it is more exciting over there in the early morning hours as opposed to in the daytime.

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  18. AnonymousJune 20, 2008

    Douche!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  19. die hipsters dieJune 21, 2008

    I blame the hipsters. It's all their fault.

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  20. Come on folks. What do you expect out of a city who elected a crack addict? The residents of DC are so fucking stupid they deserve to get fleeced by Fenty.

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  21. I wouldn't find this so offensive, since 90% of Fenty's constituents are Democrats, except that Fenty adds nothing to the Obama campaign. D.C.'s three electoral votes are guaranteed to Obama, and Fenty has no recognition outside of D.C. How exactly does he help?

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  22. AnonymousJune 24, 2008

    It kind of makes me wonder if Fenty is trying to get the hell out of DC politics and into the White House....

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  23. Krystal Koons is still here? That dark douche needs to go.

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  24. AnonymousJune 26, 2008

    Whatever happened to the DIE rusty post? ... Why can't he just go away for ever? We all miss James, we never liked Rusty and we're hoping that someone will be able to lift our dc hating spirits.

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  25. AnonymousJune 28, 2008

    Die rusty die!

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  26. Don't diss the macaroni and cheese.

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