Call me cynicalI used to have a quote from former Mayor 4 Life Barry stuck on a post it of his response to questions posed on the Kojo N. show on WAMU. Can't find it but I'll do my best from memory..."Why do you all have to be so cynical?"
That came to mind when reading an announcement from the Truxton Circle Dispatch of our Ward Councilman Orange visiting the Windows Cafe in ANC 5C03. My cynical self 1st thought, if he weren't running for mayor would we ever see him over on this side of North Cap? Second, can Windows fit all those people? Windows is tiny.
When I first came to the Truxton part of Shaw 4 years ago, Orange didn't really seem acknowledge that this was in his Ward. I felt we were the red-headed stepchildren of Ward 5. In the past 2 years, he has made his presence better known in Truxton and possibly NW Eckington (I don't know ya'll in Bloomingdale tell me). However, I see it less as a public servant embracing an accidentally forgotten Truxton and more of a politician getting his mayoral run in order. I really wish he wasn't running for mayor so I could better know where his motivations were coming from.