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Morning Shot: June 8, 2010

  • Birthday Shots
    Today’s shots go out to former First Lady Barbara Bush, Nancy Sinatra, funny man Keenen Ivory Wayans (In Living Color) and funny lady Joan Rivers.
  • This Day in History
    On this date in 1953, the Supreme Court outlawed the whites-only policies of restaurants in the District of Columbia.
  • The Ties That Bind!
    Yesterday, the Los Angeles Times did a piece outlining the winding connections between White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emmanuel and BP. The article says that “as a House member, Emanuel had lived the last five years rent-free in a D.C. apartment of Democratic colleague Rep. Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut and her husband, Stanley Greenberg.” It goes on to say that Greenberg is part of a Democratic outfit named GCS, which stands for Greenberg, (James) Carville, and (Bob) Shrum. GCS received hundreds of thousands of dollars in political polling contracts in recent years from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. Wait! Who used to run the DCCC?
  • So Much for the Generational Gap
    Yesterday, WaPo blogged about DC Mayor Adrian Fenty getting booed while speaking at Dunbar High School. While that doesn’t really cause alarm, it does add to the subtext that swirls around the mayoral race. Four years ago, when Fenty first ran for Mayor, he swept every single precint in the city. Even assuming he wins the Democratic nomination, he will come no where close to that. East of the river Wards 7 & 8 will most definitely go for Vincent Gray, the current Council Chair. And the rest of the city’s black population is up in the air. That’s at least what Hizzoner would have you believe. He keeps talking about how he has the support of younger and more upwardly mobile blacks in the city. Well, you can’t get any younger or mobile that students who are graduating high school, many who will be able to vote for the first time this fall.

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