District politics: It’s just like Congress! In her latest attempt to climb out of the crab bucket that is the field of Vince Gray challengers, Muriel Bowser will deliver a televised response to Gray’s “State of the District” address.

Bowser’s campaign promises that the response will reveal “Bowser’s vision for the future of D.C.” When LL heard this, he froze. If Bowser had figured out some equal-time loophole that forced community access station DCTV to air her response, the other candidates would follow suit, and LL would be up to 3 a.m. watching the Carlos Allen response.

Fortunately for LL, though, it turns out that Bowser is paying for her airtime. Her campaign bought a membership at the station,  according to campaign manager Bo Shuff. Shuff wouldn’t say how much the response will cost the campaign, but organizational membership at DCTV costs $150.

Gray will make his speech at 7 p.m. Monday, at Ward 7’s Kelly Miller Middle School. Bowser’s response starts at 9 p.m. on channel 1, 2, or 3, depending on your cable provider. Check your local listings.

Photo by Darrow Montgomery