Is it so wrong to help your friends dig themselves out of financial troubles and build successful businesses? On the surface it doesn't seem like such a bad thing. However, when you dig deeper, one must raise their brow. The article suggests that there was some "strong-arming" involved, i.e. use my people or else. Several developers who spoke on anonymously for fear of backlash from the Fenty Administration detail conversations they had with Fenty's people. In a nutshell, developers would have a hard time winning government contracts without using Fenty's people.
Well, I really don't know what else to say, but this is a good opportunity to use come overused cliches:
- Those who sleep with dogs will rise with fleas
- What you do in the dark will come to light
- Power corrupts; Absolute power corrupts absolutely
- You reap what you sow