Damn you, honkeys!
Tis the season for D.C.’s elected officials to gin up some goodwill by attaching their names to Thanksgiving turkey giveaways.
As in years past, Barry is declining to say who paid for the turkeys he’ll be giving away or whether those donors also have contracts with the city. [...]
If you’re stressing over a city contractor potentially donating tens of thousands (Barry says his giveaway cost about $40,000 last year) in secret to events that—besides providing the needy with free turkeys—are great P.R. events for certain politicians, then you probably fit a type, says Barry.
Barry says it’s only “liberal white folks” who are interested in disclosure rules for turkey giveaways. He added that it’s the same types who are interested in other good-government initiatives, like the city’s open meetings laws. “Look who lead that,” Barry says, referring to the Washington Post editorial page.