Douchebag #4: Marion Barry

Politicians. Can’t live with ’em, can’t send them to jail forever. Well, most of the time. Maxim has highlighted their Top Ten Elected Douchebags, and our Mayor for Life is #4. Is anyone surprised? I mean, smoked crack in office, and then blamed it on the woman who got him arrested. Of course, who’s the real jerk, the elected official, or those who put him back into office after he served his time?

3 Comments so far

  1. DC_Dave (unregistered) on November 3rd, 2006 @ 5:36 pm

    The funny thing is.. he’s done more for lower income communities of DC (while on the pipe), than all the other mayors after him, combined. Well.. maybe not combined.. but you know what I mean. Douchebag or not.. he was a great mayor.

  2. Tom Bridge (unregistered) on November 3rd, 2006 @ 5:42 pm

    And yet, he fit all the worst stereotypes for his community.


  3. Mike (unregistered) on November 3rd, 2006 @ 6:12 pm

    I’m not defending Barry, but to me drug use in office isn’t 1/10th the crime as taking bribes is. Yet another congressman just resigned in relation to the Abramof scandal.

    As for re-electing him, it reminds me of what’s going on PA right now. A “family values” congressman paid off his mistress to keep quiet about their affair (and her abuse allegations). This has all come out, but it looks like he might still win!

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