This is just another reason the District of Columbia should never be considered for statehood. In this day and age where American historical figures are being torn down, their reputations as well as monuments, the irony should not be lost on anyone that the District of Columbia is about to erect a statue to a crack head and convicted felon, two time corrupt former mayor of DC, Marion"the bitch set me up"Barry.
"Nearly 3 years after Marion Barry’s death, a bronze statue of the legendary former D.C. mayor is taking shape, and photos released this week provide a sneak peak at what the memorial will look like. Pictures from artists at Weitzman Studios in Maryland show a full-body clay model of Barry smiling and waving, wearing a suit and snakeskin shoes.
Barry served four terms as mayor and was known as the city’s “Mayor for Life.” “The impact that Marion Barry had on the District is invaluable,” said Council member Vincent Gray. I look forward to the day when there is a dedication of this statue to commemorate somebody who made such an important contribution to this city. The D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities, the agency heading up the $300,000 project. When the entire statue is completed, it will be installed outside the John A. Wilson Building along Pennsylvania Avenue."Barry was twice elected, once before being video taped honking on a crack pipe with a hooker in a sleazy DC motel room, and elected again after a 6 month stretch in federal prison for three felony counts of perjury, 10 counts of drug possession, and one misdemeanor count of conspiracy to possess cocaine. This my friends is what left considers a hero worthy of a memorial statue......