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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 7:44 am    Post subject: Marion Barry is dead Reply with quote

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Marion S. Barry Jr., a sharecropper’s son and civil rights pioneer who became a flamboyant and polarizing mayor of Washington, went to prison on cocaine charges and then recaptured City Hall in one of the most improbable comebacks in the history of American politics, died early Sunday. He was 78.

His death was confirmed in a statement from his family


Posters from or living in the DC area will likely have more insight into his career than I do. Suffice to say, his personal conduct as mayor was not exactly exemplary. Though as I recall from the police transcripts, he was pretty reluctant to smoke crack in that hotel room, and only did so because the woman promised him sex if he did. (Uh, hello, mayor? She's not smoking herself, but she insists that YOU smoke? That didn't set any alarms?)

Most accounts I've read credit him for having extremely keen political instincts, and a genuine concern for the city he ran. Interesting that he started out his career being in favour of gay and lesbian equality, and then switched sides during the same-sex marriage debate. I'll never forget the council vote where he voted in favour of marriage equality, and then when the vote turned out to be unanimous, asked for the roll to be taken again so he could vote against.

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