October 18, 2004

'Embarrassed' college students start StopMarionBarry.com

A group of college students from Washington, DC, who describe themselves as "embarrassed," have started StopMarionBarry.com.

The site includes a request to sign a petition in protest of the candidacy of the former DC mayor and current DC City Council candidate.

Barry was arrested in 1990 for drug possession at a downtown Washington hotel. The FBI videotape of Barry's crime and arrest were broadcast worldwide. He served six months in jail, and was reelected to the mayor's office once again, serving until 1999.

In 2002, Barry campaigned for an at-large seat on the city council. During the campaign, Park Police caught Barry with "a powdery substance under his nose." Drug-sniffing dogs found traces of cocaine and marijuana in his car.
The students are outraged at the very thought of Barry running for, and most likely winning political office once again in the Nation's Capitol.

Barry's lack of common sense is well known, but the locals in DC continue to support him anyway.

Marion Barry, in his own words:

"First, it was not a strip bar, it was an erotic club. And second, what can I say? I'm a night owl."

"Bitch set me up."

"I am clearly more popular than Reagan. I am in my third term. Where's Reagan? Gone after two! Defeated by George Bush and Michael Dukakis no less."

"The laws in this city are clearly racist. All laws are racist. The law of gravity is racist."

"People blame me because these water mains break, but I ask you, if the water mains didn't break, would it be my responsibility to fix them then? Would it?"

"I am a great mayor; I am an upstanding Christian man; I am an intelligent man; I am a deeply educated man; I am a humble man."

"If you take out the killings, Washington actually has a very, very low crime rate."

Logic certainly isn't Barry's strong suit, and judging by the citizens in Washington who are poised to put the man back in office, seem to enjoy being laughing stocks represented by an idiot of a laughing stock.

Posted by mhking at October 18, 2004 07:28 PM

How much scorn was placed at the feet of the good people in Lousianna when their race for gov. came down to a convict and a klanner?

Posted by: DarkStar at October 18, 2004 07:41 PM

just like a line from the movie solider story, we don't need that type anymore.

Posted by: Dex at October 18, 2004 08:48 PM

I like the Reagan one.

Posted by: young-white-and-liberal at October 19, 2004 04:26 AM

Who cares, DS? What's your point?

Posted by: LB at October 19, 2004 08:52 AM

"The laws in this city are clearly racist. All laws are racist. The law of gravity is racist."

Comedy gold!

Posted by: Juliette at October 19, 2004 02:43 PM

Now you understand why I refuse to live in DC. My vote would be purely wasted there.

Posted by: Lola at October 19, 2004 04:55 PM

My point is, the scorn placed on D.C. goes way beyond the scorn for other places who knowingly put scum in office.

Posted by: DarkStar at October 19, 2004 08:26 PM

DarkStar: A lot. Next question?

Also, consider this. Edwards is in the pokey, last I heard from him; and Duke is never, ever going to get over 10% in a statewide office again. So Louisiana has worked its way out of its vote-for-the-crook phase; unlike, say, France in '02. And, unfortunately, unlike DC.

Posted by: David Ross at October 20, 2004 01:44 AM

I'm left with my mouth hanging open, kinda like the AFLAC duck when confronted with Yogi Berra logic.

I saw this in the comments at Wizbang(?) and thought it just about sums up all things in the Democrats campaign this season... amzing that so many people can be so wrong about everything... maybe it really is like Pixy says - you can fool some of the people all of the time, and those are the ones you need to concentrate on!

Posted by: Madfish Willie at October 20, 2004 12:21 PM
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