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No thanks for the Loose Lips attack on Adrian Fenty’s use of TV cameras to highlight District government ineptness (7/15).

Students and faculty at the newly constructed Barnard Elementary School in Petworth shared the lovely, routine experience of watching rain drip from ceilings into plastic buckets placed all over the school. Pleas to authorities at D.C. Public Schools to do something about it fell on deaf ears. It was only after Councilmember Fenty showed up with a local TV news crew that the leaky roof got fixed.

After living in Petworth for two years and getting to know Councilmember Fenty’s work, I see clearly that there’s substance and effectiveness behind what Loose Lips regards as mere publicity stunts.

Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner,