Peter Nickles. Late last week, he clashed yet again with Ward 3 Councilmember Mary Cheh, this time over the Fenty administration’s use of some fancy contracting footwork that enabled it to sidestep mandatory D.C. Council review of contracts exceeding $1 million. The contracts were routed through the independent D.C. Housing Authority and were destined for the upgrade of city parks.

Anyhow, Cheh told a Washington Post reporter that Fenty was running almost a “lawless administration”, and Nickles lashed right back, saying the councilmember “has no idea what she’s talking about….For her to make comments like that, it’s stupid,” he said. “She’s an angry woman.”

Thus, the bouquet.

Photo by Mike DeBonis