Speedy … but ‘Smart’?

Speedy ... but 'Smart'?

Not only is DC Mayor Adrian Fenty still using his city-owned Lincoln Navigator luxury SUV, but his well-publicized city-owned “Smart Car” is just another perk tossed to a well-paid aide.

Mike DeBonis at Washington City Paper discovered that the Mayor’s fuel-efficient “Smart Car” got a speeding ticket (via an automatic speed camera) while Hizzoner was driving, but mayoral assistant Veronica Washington seems to drive the trendy buggy home fairly regularly. Ms. Washington’s salary: $107,635. Cost of the “Passion” Smart Car: $18,000. Seems like she could afford one of her own.

In the Fenty administration, “Green Initiatives” must refer to the color of public money and the privileges it buys, not the environment.


Satirical image by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com

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