Marion Barry Dies At 78

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Marion Barry was one of those politicians who will always be remembered equally for his scandals and inappropriate behavior as for his popularity with the voters.

The four-time Washington DC mayor became a nation-wide celebrity and the popular subject of many a joke after he was caught smoking crack with a female in a hotel room. The video of FBI busting in the room and Barry screaming he was framed is a certified classic now.

After the FBI bust, Barry went to prison to serve time for drug possession. After he was released, he decided this little “incident” shouldn’t halt his political career and became the mayor of DC yet again.

This, of course, proves everything we thought and know about politicians, and proves that sometimes even if you’re a convicted criminal, you can still have one of the most successful political careers in the nation. The cause of Marion Barry’s death has not yet been disclosed.

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