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Deep in Mike DeBonis‘ thorough background check of at-large Councilmember Kwame Brown‘s financial history lies a masterful bit of spin.
“I was persistent because I believed that D.C. residents should have an opportunity to have a boat and be a part of a club,” Brown said, referring to his ownership of a 1994 Chris-Craft Continental express cruiser named Bullet Proof, for which he paid $50,000, and membership in the District Yacht Club.
Politicians take note: The next time you partake in activities far beyond your means, explain away the consequences by saying you’re just setting an example for your constituents. A brave, bold action even!