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[Marion] Barry apologizes for awarding contract to ex
Washington Post ^ | 2.22.10

Posted on 02/23/2010 12:41:59 PM PST by meandog

Edited 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.


(Excerpt) Read more at voices.washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: apology; barry; corruptdems; dc; districtofcolumbia; marionbarry

1 posted on 02/23/2010 12:41:59 PM PST by meandog
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To: meandog
Well, at least he didn't give her cocaine, on camera again.
2 posted on 02/23/2010 12:46:07 PM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: meandog
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.

"I SET UP THE B*TCH!"

there. Someone had to say it.

3 posted on 02/23/2010 12:46:19 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: meandog

4 posted on 02/23/2010 12:46:20 PM PST by WOBBLY BOB (ACORN:American Corruption for Obama Right Now)
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To: meandog

“It raises many questions.”

Barry declined to answer questions fafter he read his statement.”

You can’t make this stuff up!


5 posted on 02/23/2010 12:48:25 PM PST by Pessimist (u)
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To: meandog
set me up again!
6 posted on 02/23/2010 12:48:39 PM PST by RedMDer (Recycle Congress in 2010, 2012... Forward with Confidence! Forward!)
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To: meandog
From CNN.com, 2005...

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."

http://www.cnn.com/2005/US/05/02/CNN25.tan.barry/index.html
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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.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/02/16/AR2009021601376.html

7 posted on 02/23/2010 12:48:59 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: meandog

This guy’s picture is next to political corruption in the encyclopedia. He should be occupying a cell somewhere.


8 posted on 02/23/2010 12:49:53 PM PST by GenXteacher (He that hath no stomach for this fight, let him depart!)
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To: meandog

This man is a veritable political cat - he seems to have nine lives.


9 posted on 02/23/2010 12:52:15 PM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: meandog

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


10 posted on 02/23/2010 12:52:31 PM PST by manc (Marriage is between a man and a woman,. -end racism end affirmative action)
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To: meandog

Well at least he’s consistant, just a lifetime of felonies.


11 posted on 02/23/2010 12:54:17 PM PST by east1234 (It's the borders stupid! My new environmentalist inspired tagline: cut, kill, dig and drill)
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To: meandog

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?


12 posted on 02/23/2010 12:56:26 PM PST by EyeGuy
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To: WOBBLY BOB

LOL!! That’s hilarious!


13 posted on 02/23/2010 12:59:08 PM PST by randog (Tap into America!)
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To: meandog

This guy is real Czar material.


14 posted on 02/23/2010 1:03:50 PM PST by parthian shot (When do we stop asking and start telling?)
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To: meandog

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??


15 posted on 02/23/2010 1:06:24 PM PST by gwilhelm56 (OBAMA ... Orwell's 1984 was a WARNING ... NOT a TEXTBOOK!!!)
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To: meandog

Reconstruction II.


16 posted on 02/23/2010 1:07:54 PM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: meandog
Nothing to see here, just another example of the Democrat culture of corruption. The democrat party culture of corruption goes back a long way. A notable example in NY is known as the Tammany Hall society.
17 posted on 02/23/2010 1:36:42 PM PST by highlander_UW (Obama has lost or not saved over 4 million jobs!)
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To: meandog
Come on folks. This is probably the only way he can get anyone to date him now. Promise them a government job.

Have some compassion people.

18 posted on 02/23/2010 2:02:30 PM PST by w1andsodidwe (How can you tell when the President is lying? When his lips move, of course.)
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To: meandog

19 posted on 02/23/2010 2:10:31 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...

Thanks meandog.


20 posted on 02/23/2010 2:26:54 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Happy New Year! Freedom is Priceless.)
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To: EyeGuy
Just wait until his home town buddy King Willie Hereaton is elected Congressman from the 9th district of Tn. Ya haven’t seen anything in the way of corruption when those two get together in DC.
21 posted on 02/23/2010 2:34:43 PM PST by Coldwater Creek ("We must have pie. Stress cannot exist in the presence of pie." David Mamet)
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To: meandog

Obama will make him Anti-Corruption Czar.


22 posted on 02/23/2010 3:17:43 PM PST by Proud_USA_Republican ("The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.")
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To: martin_fierro

I saw that in Trader Joes. LOL!


23 posted on 02/23/2010 3:45:51 PM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINOS)
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To: All

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..


24 posted on 02/23/2010 4:53:55 PM PST by Maverick68
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To: Rummyfan

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.


25 posted on 02/23/2010 5:04:44 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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