The snappy slogan “A More Perfect Union Must Include Full Democracy in DC” looked so good on a parade reviewing stand, why not put it on a sign?

Mayor Vince Gray and his two adult children walked down Pennsylvania Avenue about ten minutes after the Obamas had today, with Gray holding a pro-D.C. sign with the same muddled message the city had chosen for the stand outside the Wilson Building.

The viewing stand, which erupted in near-orgasmic cheers when the presidential limo rolled by and Michelle Obama could be seen waving, was only half full when Gray came by.

But that’s okay, the real point of the sign was to get attention for D.C.’s lack of representation in Congress. LL will let you judge for yourself how effective it was likely to be.

Photo by Alan Suderman