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SIMMONS: D.C. can’t afford ‘yes man’ as CFO
Mr. Gandhi, who was in the tax office at the time, played a key role in rewriting the Barry playbook, too.
To be sure, Mr. Gandhi’s tenure is tarnished with $50 million in thievery conducted mostly at the hands of people under his employ. But when Congress needs a respectable and honest diagnosis of the city’s fiscal health, they take Mr. Gandhi at his word, as they did Mr. Williams.
Surely, the mayor does not want to go down that road.
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Award-winning opinion writer Deborah Simmons is a senior correspondent who reports on City Hall and writes about education, culture, sports and family-related topics. Mrs. Simmons has worked at several newspapers, and since joining The Washington Times in 1985, has served as editorial-page editor and features editor and on the metro desk. She has taught copy editing at the University of ...
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