Kathy Henderson Send Out Another Wacky Press Release
Above you'll find a the press release (white space cropped for convenience) sent out by ANC 5D Chair Kathy Henderson. At first glance you might mistake this for an official District of Columbia letter because it does have that little DC flag that you see on government press releases and agency communications. But this is no official letter. This is merely Henderson railing against her fellow commissioners on ANC 5D. It starts off with a first paragraph that contains inaccuracies. Henderson suggests that newly elected Commissioner Adam Roberts (who was sworn in after other commissioners because he was out of the country during the initial ceremony) didn't prove he was eligible to act as a fully sworn-in ANC. That's not the case. Roberts was sworn in by Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie. During the meeting Roberts read a communication from Executive Director of the Office of Advisory Neighborhood Commissions Gottlieb Simon indicating that Roberts was eligible to both vote and hold office.
Henderson then goes on to supply quotes from two Trinidad residents that are as follows:
I am appalled by the way the new people are behaving.
It seems that a cabal has been formed by the new commissioners with the intention of taking over the leadership of ANC 5D.
Now I have to give the originator of that second quote points for use of the word "cabal," because I like that word and don't see it enough. But really this reminds me of a time several years ago when Henderson tried to submit bunch "electronic signatures" at an ABRA protest hearing but they were disallowed because they were just people's names she had typed in different fonts. Kind of like this but more the ones resembling handwriting.
She lobs in a few more insults at her fellow commissions and just generally makes it extremely clear that this is not an official government communication and really shouldn't have that flag on it. Here's a little something I found in some pre-breakfast Googling. They are talking about use of letterhead in letters of recommendation, but I think some of that would clearly apply here as well. Now, I'd wanted to make sure that people also pay attention to what I'm writing, but I don't want to confuse anyone into thinking this is something it's not. So I just added a thumbnail of my dog at the top. Cool?