Today is

   "A word to the wise ain't necessary --  
          it's the stupid ones that need the advice."
					-Bill Cosby

Thursday, January 05, 2006

"You underworld types hurt my feelings. I'm your buddy. Aren't you supposed to be picking on the tough-on-crime conservative down the block?

This Washington Post report on robbery victim and former D.C. mayor Marion Barry has been making the rounds.

Do people really think this way?

"There is a sort of an unwritten code in Washington, among the underworld and the hustlers and these other guys, that I am their friend," Barry said at an afternoon news conference in which he described the robbery in detail. "I don't advocate what they do. I advocate conditions to change what they do. I was a little hurt that this betrayal did happen."


Blogger stewdog said...

Outrageous, as anything concerning this guy is certain to be.
Before Spy magazine went out of business, they published the transcript of the sting that sent him to prision. It was classic.

January 05, 2006 11:00 AM  
Blogger Conservative in Virginia said...

"... among the underworld and the hustlers and these other guys, that I am their friend"

Jeff, you can confirm this, right? Didn't I see you helping Marion with his groceries last week?

January 05, 2006 12:55 PM  
Blogger Jeff said...

The bigger scandal involving Barry occurred back in October and was largely overlooked by the press: the former Mayor-for-Life hadn't paid taxes for eight years. The feds negotiated a plea with him that allowed him to keep his job on the city council.

In the paper today: A Barry aide moves the Martin Luther King, Jr., Day parade from January 16 to April--and then Barry himself balks when he sees that the date is April 1...

January 05, 2006 7:47 PM  
Blogger Conservative in Virginia said...

Jeff, Jeff, Jeff. What taxes? He's hardly made any money the last 8 years since he stopped taking bribes. Oops. I mean, since he, um, found God? No, wait. He was broken up over the breakup of marriage #4 and then there was that cancer thing, well, who can remember to pay taxes with all that happening. You know what drugs do to your memory.

January 06, 2006 2:04 PM  
Blogger Conservative in Virginia said...

And that April Fool's thing? Old news. Once the WashPost made fun of their choice (it's just too darn cold for Barry to attend a MLK parade in January), the ward 8 group changed it to April 8. Oops. Conflicts with the Cherry Blossom parade. Now what? Why didn't Marty think ahead and get himself born in June, when there are no federal holidays?

January 06, 2006 2:06 PM  

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