Loose Lips

Marion Barry To Media: Get it Right

The following is a press release from the office of former Mayor-for-Life-turned-Ward 8 Councilmember Marion Barry, who today argued with Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans over whether today's state of affairs is one of the lowest in the District's history:

Barry Urges Media to Quote Him Accurately

(Washington, D.C.) – Councilmember Marion Barry today issued the following statement regarding his comments during today’s Council vote to elect a new Chair:

“This is the greatest governmental crisis since Home Rule. I can’t think of anything except 911 that’s been more horrific”.

  • Truth hurts

    Priceless quote by Barry, charter member of one city crew. Dirty harry and fully loaded are done. Vince is next. Barry's a survivor. Dude's living large these days.

  • hymesb

    I must admit...Barry is looking pretty clean compared to the rest of those crooks. I know it is too much to ask but Bill Lightfoot and Mary Cheh should not make it out of this cleanly.

  • Drez

    I agree that Barry is looking clean, relatively.
    Shocking, but objectively true.

  • Cap City Records Panhandler

    Marion Barry for Mayor in 2014. Don't believe it can't happen.

  • Jay Murphy

    Mayor Barry is right - this is "the greatest governmental crisis since home rule". Mr. Barry's issues were strictly personal- sex and drugs. They harmed no one else and it took tax payer dollars to catch him not getting the "head" job he wanted. Leave Mayor Barry's sex life alone, he's doing what he should for Ward 8.

  • Skipper

    So the District going bankrupt and being taken over by the Control Board thanks to Barry's decade of mismanagement wasn't a crisis?