Ugh. No matter how much progress there has been in DC over the last ten years, hearing crap like this just reinforces the view that this city is a joke.
Long story short: a political gadfly runs for mayor against an unpopular incumbent. His campaign is nothing but lobbing bombs at the incumbent. According to the gadfly, the favorite challenger contacts him and says, “If you keep attacking the incumbent, that will help me win, and I’ll give you a job in my administration.”
Six months later, the challenger wins, and the gadfly gets a job. Then news stories come to light that the gadfly was once subject to a restraining order for harassing a 13 year old girl. He gets fired, and is now trying to blow the cover off of the whole sordid quid pro quo.
The challenger, now the mayor, calls for investigations of the whole affair to “clear things up.”
What really kills me is that DC may not have a law that would prohibit this kind of bribery (if it did indeed happen). Un-freaking-believable. DC, how do you consistently manage to screw things up?