Tuesday, December 18, 2012

10 Questions with ... Jim Graham

From his leadership at the Whitman-Walker clinic through the darkest days of the AIDS crisis, to his days teaching at GW and Georgetown Law, to his work on the City Council, Jim Graham has been one of the most influential - and thanks to his trademark glasses and bow ties, most recognizable - pillars of DC cultural life for going on four decades.

1.  What's a typical weekday for you?

Start emails at about 7:30 AM, work until 8 or 9 PM

2.  What or who is your biggest influence?

3.  What neighborhood do you live in?
Adams Morgan

4.  What is your biggest DC pet peeve?
Gum chewing and ballpoint pen clicking

5.  What is the #1 most played song on your iPod?
(1) "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going," from "Dreamgirls." (Jennifer Hudson)
(2)  "Jesus Is The Best Thing," Rev. James Cleveland
(3)  "Symphony No. 5," Gustav Mahler

6.  Favorite DC haunt?
Ben’s Chili Bowl    
7.  What's your favorite thing to do on a Sunday afternoon?

8.  If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?

9.  If you couldn't be a councilman, what would you be?
Law professor

10.  Name one thing most people don't know about you.
I am a naturalized citizen.


Anonymous said...

Ted Loza in the background? hehe

Anonymous said...

You forgot to ask Jim Graham why he's so "ethically challenged."

Anonymous said...

If Jim Graham longs to live in Havana then who is stopping him from fulfilling his desire? The sooner he gets out of DC the better

Anonymous said...

Question 11: Why did you fail to call the authorities when your chief of staff Ted Loza brought you a bribe?

Question 12: Why did you charge DC taxpayers for your personal trip to Liz Taylor's funeral?

Question 13: Will you accept donations for your immediate retirement to Havana?

Anonymous said...

If Jim Graham moves to Havana, he'd fit right in: an aging, out of touch Leftie who wants to control economic activity -- and protect obsolete industries -- so that he and his friends can get his "piece" of the action.

Wunderlust234 said...

Jim should move to Havana...anyone who would rather live somewhere else than DC should not serve on the Council.


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