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

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

  • “I talked this over with Baby Miranda.” —Mayor Muriel Bowser in her primary-night victory speech, referring to her newly adopted daughter. [WCP]
  • “I would say I’m not in the Realtors’ pocket.” —D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson responding to a caller during The Politics Hour. [Kojo]
  • “I plan to run for another four-year term in 2021. And probably after that if all goes well.” —Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans, the Council’s longest-serving member ever. [Georgetowner]
  • “Our vision of inclusive prosperity generated support across all eight wards.” —At-Large Councilmember Anita Bonds echoing Bowser catchphrases in a post-primary email to supporters. [Twitter]
  • “Heeeelp! 2 retweets. 1 like. Good luck on your campaign.” —Ward 8 Councilmember Trayon White replying to Jamie Sycamore, an independent candidate for the Ward 1 Council seat who had asked for help gathering signatures. [Twitter]
  • “I am again frustrated with D.C. Public Schools over this most recent failure to properly follow established laws and regulations.” —At-Large D.C. Councilmember and Education Committee Chair David Grosso on internal investigation showing high number of uncertified teachers. [Post]
  • “This is probably going to be the worst turnout we’ve ever had.” —Ward 5 politico Bob King on his primary predictions. [WCP]