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At a campaign event for Ward 5 D.C. Council candidate Frank Wilds this morning, former Ward 1 Councilmember Frank Smith told the small crowd of supporters that Wilds was the best man for the job because he’s, well, a man.

“Sometimes you need to send a man to do a man’s job,” Smith said, after prefacing that he didn’t mean for his comments to come off as sexist.

LL thinks Smith may be wrong, though: When’s the last time a female elected official embarrassed the city over an ethics flap?