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Howard Fineman on Vincent Gray: “Born Without the Embarrassment Gene”
During a discussion today, the MSNBC and Huffington Post political pundit shared his thoughts on the District’s mayor. By Carol Ross Joynt
Comments () | Published July 26, 2012
Howard Fineman. Photograph courtesy of Fineman.

During a discussion today with MSNBC and Huffington Post political pundit Howard Fineman, the subject turned to the crisis in the DC government. So far this year, two council members, including the council chairman, have resigned due to fraud charges, and Mayor Vincent Gray waits to hear the results of a federal investigation into his campaign practices. He could be indicted.

Fineman said that while he’s a DC resident, he doesn’t pay too much attention to DC politics. The mayor’s situation, though, is on his radar. He said he thought Gray should go. But will he resign, even if indicted? Fineman, who has covered presidential campaigns since the early 1980s, was doubtful. “Some politicians are born without the embarrassment gene, like Vincent Gray,” he said. He added that Bill Clinton has the same gene.


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    Bravo, Carol Ross Joynt. Time well spent on aggregating non-journalism for more non-journalism. Washington media consumers, I weep for you.

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