Ah, but here is where the story gets even better. As it turns out, before he fled DC to attend Johns Hopkins, Steele grew up right here in Petworth. And now he's the Chairman of the Republican National Committee. Formerly he was Lt. Governor of the State of Maryland.
I don't know about you, but it seems like Michael Steele might have more claim to the title of PRINCE of PETWORTH.
Much is unknown about the history of Dan Silverman (aka PoP), however we do know he moved to DC from NYC in 1997, at the age of 22. He bought his "castle" in Petworth in 2003. He works as a government contractor.
So let's compare Steele to Silverman.
Steele graduated from Johns Hopkins at age 23, and then spent three years studying to be a priest in the order of St. Augustine. He never took his vows (obviously). He'd later go to law school, work for a firm in DC, and run for public office in Maryland. At age 37 he was voted Man of the Year by the Maryland Republican Party.
While he may have moved on to political office in Maryland, he too seems to love DC. Like the Prince of Petworth, he makes public statements filled with clueless optimism.
Steele on the GOP's history on civil rights:
We’ve always, as a party, been on the right side of that history so, hopefully, everybody will be there again.
PoP on... well, something:
I’m a huge fan of Grant Circle. It has the most incredible tree in the middle, maybe the greatest tree in the entire city. I’m also a huge fan of President Grant and feel that he has never received the recognition he deserved. No, wait a second—I’m thinking of President Harrison. But the tree really is great.
I don't know folks, what do you think? The Prince of Petworth--Michael Steele or Dan Silverman?