I don’t quite know what to make of the following comment. Yesterday, Mayor Adrian Fenty was interviewed by Carol Joynt for The Q&A Cafe at Nathans restaurant in Georgetown.

The lead-in from Joynt: “You oversee a city unlike any other mayor in the country that does have all these different components…you’re not only the mayor of the president of the United States, you’re the mayor of a robust diplomatic community…The national scene is always part of your day.”

The statement: “Well, it’s true. Just last night I was at the Italian ambassador’s home. You can’t make it to all these. But my grandfather, he wouldn’t have let me go another day in office if I didn’t get a chance to talk to the Italian president, which I got a chance to do last night.

I met the French president Sarkozy. He’s doing a great job. He’s a runner by the way. So, when I make it to France, we’re going to go running with President Sarkozy.”