City Paper is not for tourists
LL’s stroll through the Wilson Building today was a true walk of shame, after getting scooped thoroughly by Mark Segraves of WTOP this morning on Mayor Adrian M. Fenty‘s questionable political travel habits—-to wit, hauling along paid aides and security officers while politicking across the country for Barack Obama.
However, if LL’s going to get scooped by anyone, that it was by “Mr. Scoop” Segraves himself makes it almost palatable.
So allow LL to give credit where credit is due. And Segraves has affected change, sort of: He is now reporting that Fenty has promised to review his political-travel policy, saying if he’s not “following what [other] big city mayors are doing, then we’ll make an adjustment.”
In other word, Mr. Best Practices admits no wrongdoing, only that he hasn’t been doing what everyone else has been doing.
Bad on ya, Mr. Mayor! Good on ya, Segraves!