D.C. Council member Jack Evans wants to
enshrine into D.C. law modify DC’s law to further codify the current practice that politicians get free sports tickets. This sends exactly the wrong message to D.C. residents frustrated with corruption and rampant cronyism in government. It tells voters that Evans, and anyone else who votes for this idea, share the sense of entitlement of far too many D.C. officials.
Former council member Harry Thomas Jr. (D-Ward 5) stole money directly from the public. Free sports tickets aren’t the same, but share many similarities. Thomas stole because he felt that he deserved more personal benefit from his position. Evans (D-Ward 2) seems to feel that he deserves some freebies as well.
[Continue reading David Alpert’s post at Greater Greater Washington.]
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