Whom not many of us Skins fans ever liked, except when he spiked/dropped the ball on the 1. And was immortalized for it in Silver Linings Playbook. Which I love. (Not this scene.)
More significantly to DC residents' lives, relative unknown City Council member Muriel Bowser knocked off incumbent mayor Vincent Gray for the Democratic candidacy for the upcoming mayoral election. Which means she's in.
Why do I mention this? The comedy factor, of course. Gray was relatively well-liked (more than Sharon Pratt Kelly, less than Anthony Williams), but his 2010 campaign was tarnished with some scandalous periphery, and three now-former City Council members recently faced indictments for other dirty pool. The District is sending a message that it won't stand for crooked politicians, which I think we can all support.
Here's a list of the city's current Council, for those who enjoy irony:
|Name||Position||Party||Took office||Up for
|Jim Graham||Ward 1||Democratic||1999||2014|
|Jack Evans||Ward 2||Democratic||1991||2016|
|Mary Cheh||Ward 3||Democratic||2007||2014|
|Muriel Bowser||Ward 4||Democratic||2007||2016|
|Kenyan McDuffie||Ward 5||Democratic||2012||2014|
|Tommy Wells||Ward 6||Democratic||2007||2014|
|Yvette Alexander||Ward 7||Democratic||2007||2016|
|Marion Barry||Ward 8||Democratic||2005||2016|