Saturday, March 30, 2002

Strung Up By His Own Bowtie

Washington, DC's Inspector General has reported on a multitude of ethics violations made by Mayor Anthony Williams and his staff. Raising campaign money in government buildings and using government resources, it is alleged. The mayor has denied wrongdoing, of course, going so far as to include in his public statement the phrase that, in Washington, is generally regarded as a veiled admission of guilt: "Because of insufficient management oversight, mistakes were made." The passive voice to the rescue again. We had a corrupt mayor before, of course. But at least he had some personality.

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