D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson was just on The Kojo Nnamdi Show, where he was just asked by Tom Sherwood whether he’s ready to take over as the city’s first white mayor should the feds pop Mayor Vince Gray. “I don’t know what to say, Tom, I hope that does not happen,” said Mendo. “It’s not a position to which I want to rise and hold on to.”
Mendelson added that if he did have to take over as mayor, he’d see his role as a placeholder until an election could be held for someone who actually wanted the gig. No big surprise in that answer, as Mendelson’s lack of mayoral ambition is what, at least in part, made him the council’s pick to be chairman.
But LL still wanted to get a post up as an excuse to put up the awesome YouTube clip of Wednesday’s D.C. Council session that the Kojo Show put together.