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Can a Leopard Change Its Spots? January 12, 2006, 11:28 am

Posted by quintapalus in Random, Crazy Shit.

Apparently not, if you are a former mayor (and current city councilman!!) of Washington DC. Yes folks, America’s most beloved mayor, Marion Barry, has once again shown that he just can’t keep his hand out of the cookie, errr, coke jar that is. The sad part is that he wasn’t even arrested for the drugs; he was in court for tax evasion and forced to undergo a drug test as part of his guilty plea to reduced charges. Oops.

WASHINGTON (AP) – District of Columbia Councilman and former Mayor Marion Barry is not talking about reports that he failed a court-ordered drug test in November, but his attorney took issue Wednesday with parts of what was reported.

The Washington Post reported in Wednesday’s editions that Barry, 69, tested positive for cocaine following an Oct. 28 guilty plea to misdemeanor tax charges. The paper also reported that Barry’s attorney encouraged him to undergo drug treatment before his Feb. 8 sentencing.

Beautiful. Is there any hope for Washington DC when a guy like this can still be readily elected to important positions of government? Wait, don’t answer that; it’s too depressing.



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