Open letter to Marion Barry, Ward 8 Candidate

Although In Shaw should really stick to Ward 1, 2, & 5 issues, one cannot help but notice that which is over the river in Ward 8. Besides, it is a COUNCIL seat, which would have an impact on all wards.

Dear Former Mayor Marion Barry,

Dude, you’re like 68. For heaven’s sake retire. No, really this time. Didn’t Walter Washington retire from politics after you defeated him for the mayorial bid?

Don’t think that you can’t serve the people of Washington, DC by retiring. There are other things besides politics. There are non-profits out there that would love your leadership and be a bit less taxing, face it you’re not in the best of health. Volunteer your time to a few causes that are near and dear to your heart. If that doesn’t appeal to you, then how about just being an ANC. It will tax you. It doesn’t really pay. But you get to serve people at the most local level ever.

No, please retire. Todays politics are for the young guns like Adrian Fenty (hubba, hubba). With all due respect you are just too old school. It ain’t 1960, or 1970, or 1980. We’ve entered a new century. The old struggles of your time are still here but they aren’t the same, they’ve changed too. Housing and jobs are still a problem, but the old solutions aren’t the answer.

So once again. Move to Florida or Georgia. Find a 5th wife. Ponder the joys of fishing. Retire.


InShaw Webmistress

House of the week

I don’t know how often I’ll do this but I have mentioned this house before. I see it as a good example of adding more squarefootage without looking ghetto or butt ugly. On the corner of R and 5th you’ll see a house with the extra floor.
. From the street you can sort of see the 3rd floor addition but when looking at the adjoining houses it doesn’t look too out of place.

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