I didn’t want to say anything but it will be all over the news for the next week here; about how controversial and good he was. Go to the WaPo story if you don’t know the man. I have had to live through his exploits.
When I think of Marion Barry (which only happens when his name is thrown up), I think of three things: corruption, home rule, and corruption. Sure, we all have our faults and, yes, he will have to make it right with God. He has left a following to be reckoned with, which is a tribute to his achievements. Those achievements would be how he helped those with his social programs. All he really showed is that DC politicians are basically corrupt (they’re Dems you know) and that home rule, or even statehood, does not belong to the District of Columbia. But things haven’t changed and, I’m fairly certain, won’t in the future. Best let it be that another corrupt politician has left this earth and he will have more company soon to follow in the near future. When corrupt politicians have no more influence on the people (death is a strong indicator of such) then it is a better day for the people on the whole. I just hate having to hear the tripe about this guy for a week. Like I did with Ted Kennedy.