When I read the headline on Sunday’s Washington Examiner piece on Montgomery Councilmember Marc Elrich, “MontCo Councilmember likes to Boogie at 9:30”, I blinked. It was kind of like seeing a story that Bill Gates likes to hit the dance floor with Britney Spears.
I mean, last time I saw Marc Elrich “off the clock” (meaning in a non-political, non-official capacity), it was in the food court at Montgomery Mall. I asked if he was slumming, and he demurred, pointing out that he enjoys a good time too.
And Elrich is a policy wonk. Once, last year, we were having an early Monday morning meeting in the Council offices in Rockville when the elevator opened and he walked through, carrying a HUGE pile of computer paper. I’m talking two feet of paper. Indexed and tabbed. And he saw us, came over and explained that this was research he had been doing over the weekend on some transportation issue (I forget which).
But, then again, I guess they don’t make you check your stacks of paper at the door at the 9:30 club.