Diary

Time 4 another edition of Name That Party!

including a new bonus round, “Before the election, or After?”

The lead paragraphs in the lowly fourth!! story in the Washington Post today

Just after 10:12 a.m. Friday, Leslie Johnson frantically phoned her husband, Jack B. Johnson, the Prince George’s county executive. Two FBI agents were at the front door of their two-story brick colonial in Mitchellville.

“Don’t answer it,” the county executive said, unaware that more agents were listening in.

Johnson ordered his wife to find and destroy a $100,000 check from a real estate developer that was hidden in a box of liquor.

“Do you want me to put it down the toilet?” Leslie Johnson asked.

“Yes, flush that,” the county executive said.

But what about the cash? she asked – $79,600.

Put it in your underwear, the county executive told his wife.

She replied, “I have it in my bra” – which is where agents discovered the money after she answered the door.

A clue is given on page two of a second article where the party of one of Johnson’s colleagues is mentioned. Jack Johnson’s polarizing tenure in Prince George’s has stark end with arrest.

No party affiliation is mentioned in the third article Reaction to the arrest of Prince George’s County Executive Jack Johnson.

For the answer, we turn to The Washington Business Journal

Highlight between the lines to see the answer
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Jack Johnson’s term will end Dec. 6, when his successor, Rushern Baker, will be sworn in to office. Jack Johnson, a Democrat, is a former Prince George’s County State’s Attorney who was elected to serve as the county’s sixth executive in 2002.
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