Monday, August 09, 2004

POLITICIANS DON'T FADE AWAY, THEY JUST RUN FOR ANOTHER OFFICE

He was once a ridiculed figure by most (including myself), seen as a tragic figure by a some, and as a hero by a tiny minority, but reading this Washington Post profile of Marion Barry it is hard to feel anything but sorry for this guy. He continues to run for office after his closest friends and allies have deserted him and his health is failing. Once a source for outrage/comedy, now he is just a figure to be pitied.
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