Thursday, May 14, 2009

Rep. Polis in the 'Hood

Out and about Congressman Jared Polis (D-CO) says he barely ever gets to leave the Capitol area, but he did mention Columbia Heights as one of the DC 'hoods he's managed to hit.

I'm going to guess since he's new in town his visit was for the DCUSA shopping. But I like to think that maybe he also visited the Ruby Tuesdays Salad Bar (we haven't mentioned that place in a while - had to work it in!).

From Metro Weekly:

METRO WEEKLY: How are you settling in, both with Congress and the District?

REP. JARED POLIS: Well, as a member of Congress, we don't get to see the city that much. Probably 90 percent of my life is just within a few square blocks of here -- the Capitol campus and where we live. I walk four blocks to work. But my partner and I really enjoy our excursions into Washington. We've been to Columbia Heights, the Dupont Circle area, Georgetown -- we enjoy going out when we have the chance.


Brandon said...

The DC visitors bureau should push having papers throughout the country run articles on the local rep's favorite DC places.

Anonymous said...

You made it sound like he called it a hood, which he didn't. I would take the quotes off of the word hood there.

Spud Lite said...

It's not a quote, it's indicative of the fact that that I delete the "neighbor" part. I wrote 'hood not "hood."