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Conventional wisdom holds that NIMBY activists and school reformers stand to gain the most from the tenure of Mayor Adrian Fenty. To that short list, LL would like to add another entry: photo editors.
In recent months, no fewer than five publications have placed flattering images of the first-term mayor on their covers. Fenty’s sporting background, which was parlayed into positive coverage in the Washington Post during the 2006 campaign, continues to yield solid PR. Two of his cover shots grace the pages of biking and running journals. According to Fenty’s Communications Director Carrie Brooks, the mayor’s cover-boy run was not engineered by his image-makers. “We did not solicit any of these stories or photos,” she says. Of course, the Fenty team would never say no to an adoring magazine editor, either.
Here is LL’s review of our mayor’s modeling career so far: