Saturday, September 06, 2003

D.C.'s new administrator

The new administrator shows some potential to flush the D.C. bureaucracy. Hopefully he won't get sucked into the power games that seem to ruin so many people who come to the City with potential. The difference between Anthony Williams as CFO and Williams as mayor is a great example. Williams was all for cutting down the government as CFO, but when he became Major, he relied on many of the old D.C. ways of depending on cronies and deadbeats with connections.

"I hate bureaucracies," Robert C. Bobb said in an interview in which he called the ideal government "lean, committed, connected to the people of the city." "I want to be the best," he said. "I will challenge what people tell me, on how they do business. And the things that are working well, why disrupt those things? The things that aren't working well, let's fix them." New Top Mayoral Pick Ready for the Spotlight (

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