I read with interest the Jan. 27 Local Opinions commentary, “Scapegoating Jim Graham,” written by Mr. Graham’s lawyers William W. Taylor and Rachel F. Cotton. Their purpose was clearly to obfuscate the facts and make D.C. Council member Graham (D-Ward 1) appear to be a victim. But Mr. Graham is no scapegoat. He is a politician who does business with eyes wide open, yet he turns a blind eye when convenient.
The lawyers argued that Mr. Graham was acting in the public interest when he sought to have the development firm tied to the “unqualified” Warren Williams removed from a lucrative Metro project. But where was his concern about Mr. Williams a year later, when his Warrenton Group was chosen as one of the developers of the $130 million Park Morton public housing project?