First Impressions Matter
I must say that I'm optimistic about David Grosso's term in office as a new at-large member of the D.C. Council, based on the article, "Members of the Council Chat with Residents" in the most recent edition of your paper. District residents would love to interact more with our representatives on the D.C. Council and have an opportunity to exchange ideas with them personally. What better way to make contact than to come out to the neighborhoods and meet us where we are?
I congratulate Mr. Grosso, not only because he's a new council member doing the right thing, but also because he chose to start his outreach in Ward 8, the most underserved ward in the city. I commend other council members who have been doing the same in their respective wards.
Hopefully, we in Ward 5 will see more of our new representative, Kenyan McDuffie, as well as Mr. Grosso, very soon. There are lots of issues to discuss.
Curry's On Point!
I totally agree with George Curry's opinion piece "Hands off Malia and Sasha Obama" in your paper. The National Rifle Association (NRA) should be ashamed to make that statement about the president's children having armed protection while other children have none. They accuse Mr. Obama of being self-contradictory when he decries gun ownership while his children are kept safe by gun-toting security guards.
Obviously, the president's entire family is at risk of deadly attacks because everybody knows who they are! It would be foolish not to have armed security for them, as well as anybody else who happens to be in the public eye. Mr. Curry is absolutely on point regarding the NRA's ridiculous statement. Why would we provide armed security for all other presidents and their children, and not do the same for the Obamas? What an inappropriate way for the NRA to try to make a point!