Editorial: The GSA Massacre Should Spell the End for Bowser
by Larry Janezich
Department of General Services Director Admiral Chris Weaver resigned rather than fulfill a request by City Administrator Rasheed Young that he fire two employees involved in the contracting process which failed to award contracts to a major Bowser contributor. That was on August 12. On August 15, the city placed the two employees on administrative leave.
This WAMU story (link below) claims that the resignation/placing-on-leaves at the Department of General Services were directly related to the failure of DGS to award contracts to Bowser’s contributor, Fort Meyer Construction. The story does not surprise those of us who followed the awarding of the contract for the Hine Development. If true, it should spell the end of Muriel Bowser’s political career….or maybe, it’s just “Forget it, Jake. It’s Chinatown.”
When was the last time a DC Government official resigned over a matter of principle? You have to salute Chris Weaver’s Richardson/Ruckleshaus-Watergate-Saturday-Night-Massacre style resignation – and you remember how well that worked out for the chief executive.
Enough is enough.
See the WAMU story here: http://bit.ly/2bOH5Vt