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It’s a Friday afternoon in D.C. in the middle of August. The D.C. Council is in recess—-has been, actually, for over a month. In other words, there is absolutely no reason for anyone to be working today. Even workoholic Mayor Adrian Fenty left for vacay today. And yet! Some of your public servants are still showing up to work. For Loose Lips Video No. 2, we took inventory of who still has their noses to the grindstone. Turns out it’s the council’s rugrats—-rookies like Yvette Alexander, Muriel Bowser, and Tommy Wells—-who are still marking time at city hall. Interesting tibit gleaned from our interviews: Wards 4, 6, and 7 all “never sleep”!

Thanks as always to intrepid cameraman Arthur Delaney.

P.S.: Those of you wondering when Loose Lips the column will be returning, look for it in the Sept. 7 issue.