Dear readers, in these troubled times I am certain you would like a little dose of frivolous trivia to distract you a bit. I am happy to provide it.
While I was doing research on my next novel - the second "prequel" to "The Peterson Investigation" - I ran across the little tidbit that is mentioned in the post heading.
Yes, "Mayor for Life" (as he is known in these parts) Marion S. Barry; the former mayor and current at-large City Councilman in D.C, of "Bitch set me up" fame; is an Eagle Scout with the Boy Scouts of America.
Here's another little Barry tidbit: After he got out of the pokey, he ran for Mayor again and won, using the campaign slogan: "He may not be perfect, but he's perfect for D.C."
Truer words were never spoken, nor were they ever so unintentionally true. For this sterling achievement, we are awarding District of Columbia City Councilman "Mayor-For-Life" Marion Shepilov Barry the first Alexandria Daily Poop "Truth in Politics Award" with sprinkles and a cherry. Marion Barry, a perfect personification of D.C. city politics at their worst.