Some voters at Precinct 13 in Kalorama Heights got an unexpected visit from a political legend on Election Day.
Scott Bishop, who is still facing charges connected to Mayor Anthony A. Williams’ 2002 nominating petition signature debacle, is back at his old trade: fastening political signage.
Activist Marie Drissel reports that after voting Tuesday she spotted Bishop putting up a sign for D.C. School Board President Robert Bobb. “My eyes nearly popped out of my head,” says Drissel. “All I could say was, ‘You’ve got to be kidding me.’”
Bishop wasn’t fazed. “He said, ‘Marie Drissel!’, came over, and kissed me on the cheek,” says Drissel, who worked with Bishop during Williams’ 1998 election bid.
Despite his title as the political sign king, Bishop has stayed away from the District recently—though he was spotted placing Marie Johns signs earlier this year (Loose Lips, 8/11). After all, he still hasn’t been collared by the authorities for the multiple election violations he’s been charged with.
Drissel, who is aware of Bishop’s legal status, says she was stunned by his Election Day appearance: “I must have looked like I was going to faint.”
Posted by James Jones on Tuesday, Nov. 7, at 12:44 p.m.