As predicted, Marion Barry apologized today for his recent Asian-related comments. But he managed to restart his Cycle of Redemption even sooner than anticipated when, in the course of tendering his public apology, he said the following: “The Irish caught hell, the Jews caught hell, the Polacks caught hell.” Poles, of course, do not care to be called Polacks. And, yes, via Buzzfeed, a Polish-American group is already demanding an apology.
In other news:
From Sarah Godfrey, as good an appreciation of Chuck Brown as you’ll read (City Paper)
Why Vincent Gray isn’t doomed (WRC-TV)
New 11th Street Bridge local span is now open (DCist)
Where the new speed cameras will be (MPD)
Mitt Romney again speaks well of D.C. school vouchers (WaTimes)