The Washington Post has an interesting piece about Adrian Fenty's downfall. In many ways, he deserved to fall (in many ways he didn't) but he certainly did not deserve this, from his ostensible "chief political strategist," Tom Lindenfeld:
...Lindenfeld, who found his advice to the mayor ignored, said Fenty's belief in his own radar was misplaced.
"His campaign's failing resulted from a combination of tenor, hubris, pride and political malpractice," Lindenfeld said Tuesday. "Campaigns that win are ones that are nimble. He's got only one play in his playbook: knocking on doors."
Memo to politicians who might one day hire Tom Lindenfeld: Be very, very nice to him, or he'll screw you in public on the worst day of your life.