He’s baaack. Marion Barry is running for D.C. City Council. “Someone asked me, ‘Are you up to it?’ ” Barry told the crowd. “Damn right I’m up to it! With age comes wisdom. You know that, too, don’t you? With age comes wisdom.”
More of the wisdom of Marion Barry:
“I promise you a police car on every sidewalk.”
“If you take out the killings, Washington actually has a very very low crime rate.”
“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.”
“I am making this trip to Africa because Washington is an international city, just like Tokyo, Nigeria or Israel. As mayor, I am an international symbol. Can you deny that to Africa?”
“People have criticized me because my security detail is larger than the president’s. But you must ask yourself: are there more people who want to kill me than who want to kill the president? I can assure you there are.”
“The brave men who died in Vietnam, more than 100% of which were black, were the ultimate sacrifice.”
“What right does Congress have to go around making laws just because they deem it necessary?”
“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.”
Ok, ok. Just kidding. Mostly. He really is running again, but snopes.com reveals the truth about the Marion Barry quote list.
Oh, well. Couldn’t resist.