On Wednesday, Chuck Brown, the “Godfather of Go Go” passed away in Baltimore from the blood disease sepsis. Chuck Brown was, (along with the Washington Redskins,) one of the only things that can unite the residents of the DMV area (the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia). Being able to unite people is truly a rare thing in a town that is both transient, and divided. Perhaps Brown’s death and the celebration of his musical legacy can bring together political professionals from all sides; and maybe then the art of compromise can be reborn in Washington.
Now, picture a legislative aide from the office of Speaker John Boehner, and another aide from the office of Harry Reid (D-NV). Now, imagine the two of them at a local watering hole enjoying a tribute to Chuck Brown and listening to some of his classics, when their conversation stumbles on to matters of policy. Suddenly, they both can see that there are areas that they can work together on.