From NBC News in Washington:
By Tom Sherwood
An 8-foot statue of “Mayor for Life” Marion Barry is taking shape. It’s set to be erected outside the John A. Wilson Building in downtown D.C. News4′s Tom Sherwood spoke with the sculptor, Steven Weitzman, on what he wanted to show.
At least it’s not as Chinese-looking as the 29′ statue of Martin Luther King on the National Mall that looks like a cross between Mike Tyson and Ming the Merciless.
In real life, of course, the feds got so tired of Mayor Barry’s crack-fueled antics that they more or less staged a coup, the famous Bitch-set-me-up! entrapment.
But, symbolically, who is more Current Year than Marion Barry?
He’s who we are.
The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards a Marion Barry statue.