The New York Times has a "rise-and-fall" type piece on White House secretary Desiree Rogers, reporting, "After taking an apartment in the same exclusive Georgetown building as her friend, Ms. Jarrett, Ms. Rogers quickly became a hot Washington draw." The Times doesn't say what makes the building "exclusive." Washington City Paper has an article that reports that the building, "is roughly two-and-a-half inconvenient miles from the White House and it's practically on top of a Pepco substation. Also, the Whitehurst Freeway features prominently: Descend from your black SUV onto the circular front driveway, and you can't see half the building. The highway above blocks the view, as the sound of speeding trucks and cars rattles over your head." It's a condo building, not a New York-style co-op, so it's hard to see who is being excluded, other than people who can't afford to buy an apartment there. I've mocked Harry Reid and Governor Paterson for staying at the Ritz, so I suppose I may be guilty of the same thing the Times is guilty of here, but it's not clear to me that the building Rogers and Jarrett live in is exactly the Ritz.
Desiree Rogers's 'Exclusive Building'