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The CDC’s explanation: “Because HIV incidence in an area is driven by both risk behavior and HIV prevalence, the HIV incidence estimate may have been higher if these areas had been included.”

In other words, the Obama administration is deliberately painting a false picture of our HIV/AIDS epidemic.

False picture, false hope.

It will be interesting to hear what Mr. Gray and D.C. Council member David A. Catania, chairman of the Health Committee for more than four years, have to say.

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Congrats to No. 55: Former Washington Redskin Chris Hanburger, the nine-time Pro Bowl linebacker was inducted over the weekend into the NFL’s Hall of Fame and actually dished some remarkable words of wisdom before his enshrinement.

He told Joseph White of the Associated Press:

“I had a job to do, and I tried to do it to the best of my ability.”

What a winner.

Deborah Simmons can be reached at