Thursday, December 30, 2010

Tallying up 2010's political winners and losers

Tallying up 2010's political winners and losers
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Tallying up 2010's political winners and losers

Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, December 30, 2010; 7:33 PM

Time to settle the accounts for 2010. In the zero-sum game of political capital, our region has had its Warren Buffetts and its Bernie Madoffs. Here's how they sort out:

D.C. winner: Michelle Rhee. The schools chancellor once spoke of sticking around for Mayor Adrian M. Fenty's two terms - which would have made her the city's longest-tenured school chief in decades. But a second Fenty term was not to be, and Rhee exited the D.C. Public Schools amid an ill-informed national narrative that she and Fenty were martyrs of teacher union politics. She has now decamped to run a billion-dollar lobbying group, where she gets to remain the darling of the Sun Valley Conference set while eschewing the grittier work of running a school

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