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In D.C., a sticky SUV situation

D.C. Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown (D-At Large) is relinquishing a taxpayer-funded SUV.
D.C. Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown (D-At Large) is relinquishing a taxpayer-funded SUV. (Nikki Kahn)
Thursday, February 24, 2011

Readers responded to an item reporting that D.C. Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown will relinquish a taxpayer-funded luxury sport-utility vehicle - one of two the city ordered on his behalf in recent months. Brown rejected the first because the interior color was light gray instead of the black he had specified.

tanya_r_bryan: I'm beginning to think that this guy is running for office for money and money alone! I'm not quite sure if his constituents who elected him are his number one concern.

trace1: Don't just send your frustration into the air. E-mail and, more important, CALL Kwame's office.

rlrl: I am embarrassed for my city.

candycane1: Has the lease expired on the fleet of cars for the last administration? If not, [former council chairman and Mayor Vincent C.] Gray should be driving the SUV that [former mayor Adrian M.] Fenty had, and Kwame should have picked up Gray's old car.

daughterofold: Well, D.C. folks, you get what you vote for. Do you think Brown is the only corrupt politician here in our ranks?

ratzoe: The wonderful Metro system is available for all the council folk to use. Why do they need a city-provided car?


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