Just this week, GQ published their annual "50 Most Powerful People in D.C." list. Populated by the likes of Condoleezza Rice, Nancy Pelosi, Karl Rove and Tim Russert, the list better describes the movers and shakers in "Washington", but not the District. And since we're snobs about local news and happenings, we threw together a little list of the people who really exercise influence in or over the lives of people who live and work in D.C. There isn't any particular order, and we welcome further suggestions in the comments. And no, saying "me!" doesn't count.
Guess who they mention (besides Hizzoner)?
Blelvis: The District's own Black Elvis is apparently influential enough to merit not only repeated coverage by the City Paper, but a piece in the Post too. How far behind can The New Yorker be?
Blelvis gets lots of press in DC. Urban legend says before he was Blelvis, he used to go by "Blinkin" and do free-word association with the Gettysburg address.
This city is so fucking strange.