Tuesday, September 12, 2006

While everyone was being somber and serious yesterday . . .

. . . Mayor Barry struck again!

D.C. Council member Marion Barry was detained and ticketed by the Secret Service early yesterday, after uniformed officers stopped him near the White House for running a red light and detected the smell of alcohol. . . .


The officers administered a field sobriety test and took Barry to the U.S. Capitol Police station, where he was given a breathalyzer test.

Mazur said police could not get an accurate reading on the breathalyzer, so Barry was asked to submit to a urine analysis, which he refused.


. . .The former four-term mayor accused federal authorities of trying to "embarrass and discredit me."

Actually, Mr. Barry, I think you've been doing a fine job of embarrassing and discrediting yourself. And after everything, I doubt that anyone's buying a conspiracy theory at this point.


Justin S. said...

And to think, the DC primary is today. The candidates need to work harder to be fill Marion Barry's shoes, if you ask me.

Dara said...

If by "working harder," you mean hanging out in hotel rooms smoking crack with hookers, then yes, Justin, you are correct.

On the otherhand, if you mean fixing the myriad problems in the city, then maybe not so much.