Marion Barry is my homeboy
September 13, 2004 3:18 PM   Subscribe

"Hey, darling. Love you. Need your vote." Politics without presidents: a soulful portrait of former DC mayor Marion Barry. I was really impressed by the dog in the left-hand corner of the picture. (registration required)
posted by chinese_fashion (8 comments total)

 
I think that dog could be Triumph, in the flesh.
posted by chinese_fashion at 3:25 PM on September 13, 2004


There are two schools of thought about how anyone could reelect an incompetent crackhead.

WTF Mate?
This group encompasses everyone who has never met Marion Barry.

He is a slippery weasel, but I like him
This group encompasses everyone who has met Marion Barry.

He may have fucked up at everything that was within his power to effect, but he could still manage to convince plenty of brothers that he was helping them while doing it.
posted by blasdelf at 4:48 PM on September 13, 2004


We're a country of second, third, fourth, and fifth chances. Better a reformed crackhead getting elected to city council than an unreformed daddy's boy getting elected president.
posted by PrinceValium at 5:08 PM on September 13, 2004


have you met the man blasdelf? is he truely incompetent? subjective slimeball
posted by Satapher at 5:59 PM on September 13, 2004


blasdelf, that is pretty funny. I met him a couple of times when I lived in DC and now I fit into the latter category, grudgingly. Still wouldn't vote for him, though!
posted by cell divide at 6:17 PM on September 13, 2004


I just saw him respond to his critics with a nonchalant "Go to hell" on local news. That'll either win it for him or flush his whole campaign down the toilet.
posted by brownpau at 8:46 PM on September 13, 2004


Better a reformed crackhead getting elected... than an unreformed daddy's boy

as presidents go, better a corrupt crackhead than a... corrupt crackhead on a mission from god!
posted by quonsar at 10:22 PM on September 13, 2004


But he is a fine candidate...

FOR ME TO...

Awwww, forget it...
posted by Samizdata at 12:30 AM on September 14, 2004


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