Tough times for new Arlington County Manager Michael Brown.

A friend of mine was at his welcome reception last week and told me about a joke that Mr. Brown made.

He noticed that nobody was sitting in the front row, and made the comment, “What, are we in church?”

Apparently the Jewish community, Muslim community, and non-religious who were present at the meeting were offended.

All I can say is: I’m glad I’m not him.