One of the weirder moments at city hall this afternoon came when Council Member Kshama Sawant was asked whether she's still on the mayor's minimum wage committee.
Sawant had just declared that "the committee is done," having failed to reach a deal by today's mayoral deadline.
A few minutes earlier, and five floors above, Mayor Ed Murray had just declared the mayoral deadline moot, and told reporters the committee was not finished. He said it would keep working toward a deal—for weeks, if necessary.
This made the question of whether Sawant remains on the committee anymore an "interesting" one, she said. She then returned to her line about the committee being "done," while adding that she would meet with members of the mayor's committee if asked. When I Tweeted about this, the mayor's office Tweeted back: "No one is off the committee. The committee is not done."