Fenty booed at Dunbar’s commencement

Capital Land,Alan Suderman

D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty was roundly booed (with some cheers) today before his commencement speech at Dunbar High School.

The video, from WJLA, shows Fenty trying to being his speech over a strong round of boos.

Both Mayor Fenty and Council Chairman Vincent Gray appeared at the event. Gray said he had initially been invited to deliver the commencement address, but was told a few weeks ago that he would only deliver welcoming remarks.

Did the kids boo because of the alleged dis to Gray, Fenty’s mayoral challenger and a Dunbar alum? Not clear. What is clear is that Fenty’s latest ad go-go ad campaign hasn’t resonated with every city youngster.

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