Hate to say it but good riddance. That man was a horrible embarrassment to the nation's capital city since he was a crack addict who was forced to resign from the mayor's chair. He was another typical northern urban democrat who helped ruin Washington DC like all his fellow urban democrats did to most other older northern cities. The older northern American city was ruined by the democratic party and that is no bullshit.
Wow! With these politics maybe you are Gary McNamara writing in disguise here in Real Jock.
If not, sounds like you and Gary were childhood friends there in Buffalo.
But the former might be more likely, since Gary is still single and his radio co-host keeps teasing him about being gay. ("The Midnight Radio Network," i.e. "Red Eye Radio.")
(All these closet gay Republicans doing their radio shows. Incredible! But they're entertainers, with excellent verbal fluency, that's the reason.
I don't agree about early Democrat mayors ruining northern cities. I think it's the newer Democrats, who are Socialists wanting to build expensive amenities like light rail, streetcars, etc. when they could be using this money for homeless shelters and affordable housing.
Look at Portland, LA, Seattle, Palm Springs, Eugene, wasting all this money on this infrastructure, yet everyone either drives a car, rides buses, or bikes.
The older northern Democrat mayors would do a cost benefit analysis (that's an economic term) before building expensive infrastructure.
For example, building bike lanes and bike paths and sidewalks in Corvallis, Oregon over several decades, slowly but surely, results in more commuters by bike and foot than any other American City (20% by bike or foot in Corvallis).
With everyone riding bikes, the town has no traffic, and they knew how to proceed cautiously using cost benefit analyses.
Well look at both Detroit and Flint they were managed by your democratic party for over 50 years and both those cities pitched down hill thanks to the democrats with their pandering to crooked organized labor and the unmotivated urban poor. These democrats also jacked up taxes on business and industry which made these cities uncompetitive in the world marketplace. Than their pursuit of costly silver bullet redevelopment schemes just created even more problems for the older northern cities. Detroit and Flint were not alone, almost all older northern cities have experienced the same negative developments and they all declined and decayed. It is just that Detroit and Flint along with Gary, St Louis, Buffalo, Newark, Bridgeport, and Baltimore took the worst of these problems. These cities have been under monolithic control of the democratic party for too damned long and it is time for major changes in city government the first one is to get rid of the democratic party and allow another political party to run city hall. The democrats urban policies have been one disastrous failure after another and the older northern cities are still having serious problems with no end in sight.