Monday, May 20, 2013

6024...Marion Barry Landed On His Feet

He is the former mayor of D.C. who the government sicced a crack ho on back in the day and dropped the news all over the place.

The National Post reports that in 1990 Marion Barry was "...set up by model-turned-FBI informant Rasheeda Moore for what he thought was a romantic rendezvous.  surveillance video shows Mr. Barry accepting an offer of crack cocaine from Ms. Moore, prompting a team of FBI officials to storm into the room.  As the 52-year-old mayor is led away, he can be heard yelling 'bitch set me up.'”

“Unless [Rob Ford] was entrapped by the government, it's not similar," Marion Barry, now a Washington D.C. council member, told Will Sommer, a reporter for the Washington City Paper.

The good news for Toronto mayor Rob Ford is that Mr. Barry kept mayoring for a while after that and is now a city councilor in Washington.   When asked about the similarities betwixt him and Mr. Ford the long time politician told Will Sommer, a reporter for the Washington City Paper “Unless he was entrapped by the government, it’s not similar...” 

Worst comes to worse for Mayor Ford there is always the Senate.


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