Number 5, in a series
The other political scuttlebutt is that the powers that be (Congress, the White House) don't like the passel of Mayoral candidates and are encouraging Mayor Williams to get back in the race. They must not be too sure that CM Cropp can beat the "populist" Adrian Fenty.
Interesting place, Washington, DC.
Oh, two things worry me about Marie Johns: (1) the last two utility executives in city government, Harold Brazil, and Sharon Pratt Kelly, didn't do that good of a job. (2) I hate how she refers to citizens as customers. It's as citizens that we deserve and demand quality, and it is as citizens that we drive the process of democracy.
That being said, people speak highly of her.