Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D) went ahead and came out with it in an interview with Washingtonian’s Carol Joynt published today: He said he has a girlfriend, Linda Mercado Greene, personally confirming for the first time what has long been known. But there’s more! Turns out Gray didn’t attend Tuesday’s State of the Union address not because he wasn’t invited — he was, by Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton — but because he chose to attend Greene’s birthday party at posh Cafe Milano. A wise domestic policy choice if you ask me; Reliable Source has the scoop.
In other news:
State of the District 2012: Feb. 7 at the 6th and I Historic Synagogue (@kitastew)
D.C. Chamber on Occupy: “[I]t is well past time that this illegal protest moves on” (dcchamber.org)
Occupy on D.C. Chamber: “I’m pretty sure there are businesses who are doing better around the park.” (Examiner)
Occupiers are not homeless (D.C. Wire)
Adrian Fenty: still no regrets! (Ross School of Business)