Thursday, August 07, 2014
Marion Barry's Response to Reporter Confronting Him Over Unpaid Tickets May Just Show Everything Wrong With Washington
“In this town, we decide what’s important and not important at the station and in the community. And with all the stuff going on with the City Council up here, this going on over here [motioning], going on over here, you know. You’re talking about parking tickets? Thats’ ridiculous!”
So went the response of controversial former D.C. mayor and current city councilman Marion Barry. And it may just sum up everything that’s wrong with Washington and the attitude of lawmakers in the nation’s capitol.
The remarks were directed toward local WTTG-TV investigative reporter Emily Miller, who wastrying to find out why the politician (and “Mayor for life“) hadn’t paid over $600 in outstanding parking tickets for a car with “Ward Eight” plates. The tickets were from 2013-2014. And as the news outlet would come to find out, he actually owed much more — about four times more.
at 8/07/2014 05:30:00 PM