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Posted on 02/23/2010 12:41:59 PM PST by meandogEdited on 02/23/2010 4:23:26 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
D.C Council member Marion Barry (D) apologized Tuesday for causing "great embarrassment to the city and City Council" for awarding a city contract to a woman he had been dating.
Barry made his apology one week after Attorney Robert S. Bennett issued a report concluding that the councilman may have violated numerous laws when he hired Donna Watts-Brighthaupt.
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"I SET UP THE B*TCH!"
there. Someone had to say it.
“It raises many questions.”
Barry declined to answer questions fafter he read his statement.”
You can’t make this stuff up!
In 1990, the FBI busted Washington, D.C., Mayor Marion Barry for crack cocaine. Today, the 68-year-old self-proclaimed "mayor for life" is back in politics, serving on the D.C. City Council. ...
In January 1990 Barry's political reign came to an abrupt halt when he was caught on video in an FBI sting operation smoking crack cocaine with a woman at the Vista Hotel. The incident -- played over and over on cable television -- produced what is perhaps the most memorable quote of Barry's long career: "The bitch set me up."
An Example Waiting to Be Made
February 17, 2009
Should Marion Barry go to jail for failing -- yet again -- to file his tax returns?
His last stint in the clink didn't seem to have much of an impact on the former mayor. As recently as 2005, he tested positive for marijuana and cocaine use. And in 2002, U.S. Park Police said they found crack cocaine and pot in Barry's Jaguar.
This guy’s picture is next to political corruption in the encyclopedia. He should be occupying a cell somewhere.
This man is a veritable political cat - he seems to have nine lives.
do these rat voters actually know anything about who the vote for or is it s case of hey you vote for the D.
OK will do
Well at least he’s consistant, just a lifetime of felonies.
I wonder just how big the landslide win would be for Barry among the educated voters and exemplary citizens of DC, if he ran for mayor again?
LOL!! That’s hilarious!
This guy is real Czar material.
When do we, the citizens of USA get an Apology from the People of DC, for embarrassing the rest of us by electing and REelecting Marion “Gotatoke” Berry??
Have some compassion people.
Obama will make him Anti-Corruption Czar.
I saw that in Trader Joes. LOL!
The people of Washington DC deserve the misery they live in.
The fact that this idiot can still win an election erases any and all sympathy I have for the people living in this rotting town..
Barry is an “alley cat”. He’ll screw everyone he can find, physically, financially, morally (he has none).
This POS does have more than 9 lives. Back in 1970 I was helping a congressman’s office and their investigator who was looking into corruption and communism in the DC Teachers Union (Bill Simons, David Elsila, Charles Chang - all Detroit/Ypsilanti reds).
Fortunately for Barry, the congressman lost his reelection and the files were destroyed, because there was enough information there for a grand jury indictment on charges of financial fraud (his first wife went to jail for him) in his “poverty” programs; possibly illegal arms buying; and influence peddling/jobs scandals.
Then there was the reported situation(not by the mainstream media) that Barry beat his second wife, Elfie Barry, and she had to go to a hospital in Baltimore for hidden treatment. A friend of hers, and mine, saw her in the hospital there and learned the truth about the injuries, which had been reported as a fall. They separated and divorced not too long after that.
Reports that Barry cheated on all of his wives (at least three).
His Vice Mayor, old SNCC/IPS radical Ivanhoe Donaldson, went to jail for stealing upwards of $330-500,000 in poverty funds while in office.
The list just goes on and on. Cokehead, crook, adulterer, leftist. A typical DC politician.
Yes, Marion Barry, the Democratic Mayor For Life. Should have been the Democratic Mayor is Serving Life. Now that would be justice.