Happy hump day, DC. The weather gods are saying that there could be snow in our future. Please prepare accordingly. Here’s what else is trending around the DMV…
District Won’t Have Red Light District: DC Council members repealed what would have been the USA’s first law to permit Internet gambling. They also put forth a ban on strip clubs in NE DC. Translation: Ward 5 is not going to turn into a Red Light District.
Waxing Lyrical About Harriet Tubman: You know you’ve made it when Madame Tussaud’s unveils a full-length wax sculpture bearing your likeness. The DC outpost of the international museum chain pulled back the curtains on its Harriet Tubman statue yesterday. Other statues on display at the museum include: Rihanna, Beyoncé, and Britney Spears.
State of the District: Well, it only took Vince Gray a year to really address his campaign stumbles and appointees’ much-publicized scandals. The mayor delivered his annual State of the District address before a packed house at the Sixth & I Historic Synagogue last night, leaning heavily on his campaign’s “One City” slogan to talk about the strides his administration has made in stabilizing the city’s budget. He did, however, say:
“When I ran for this office, I promised to restore people’s faith in District government. While we have taken some positive steps toward this goal … we fell short through a series of missteps early in my administration. I understand why people were disappointed, and I take full responsibility.”
Rick Santorum: In a true bottom-to-top tale reminiscent of Master P’s rise to fame, Rick Santorum stormed back from the dead to sweep all three GOP caucuses yesterday—essentially throwing the Republican primary race wide open.