The Wilson Building, viewed from Freedom Plaza
The Wilson Building, viewed from Freedom Plaza Credit: Darrow Montgomery

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This week in the wacky world of D.C. politico speak:

  • “I want to see ‘all’ that America has to offer.” —Late D.C. Councilmember John A. Wilson. City Paper contributor Tom Sherwood reflects on Wilson’s legacy. [WCP]
  • #NoWayneNoGain ” —D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser celebrating D.C. United’s newest player, Wayne Rooney. [Twitter, WCP]
  • “I reject, essentially, your testimony that expresses impotency in this area. I would suggest that you all need to do your homework.” —Ward 3 Councilmember Mary Cheh chastising a Bowser appointee during a hearing on proposed leaf-blower regulations. [DCist]
  • “I think too many of her decisions are made based on what’s going to get her re-elected.” —At-Large Councilmember David Grosso, who chairs the Council’s education committee, on Bowser’s delayed search for a new public schools chancellor. [WCP]
  • “I’m glad to see Scott Pruitt’s long overdue resignation.” —D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine on the exit of President Donald Trump‘s scandal-plagued Environmental Protection Agency administrator. [Twitter]
  • “I hope to create a space where residents can feel comfortable coming forward to share their experiences.” —Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen on a roundtable about policing in Wards 7 and 8 that his judiciary committee will hold next week. [Twitter]
  • “I cannot justify taking action that could postpone these already unacceptably delayed projects.” —Cheh on new and more expensive contracts for D.C. General replacement shelters in Wards 7 and 8. [Twitter]
  • “I am on my path transitioning from Good to Great!” —Ward 8 Councilmember Trayon White, who might be going to law school soon. [WCP]