Here's a short compilation of Marion Barry quotes. Barry was former Mayor of D.C who was busted on drug charges, convicted and then re-elected..

  1. If you take out the killings, Washington actually has a very very low crime rate
  2. I read a funny story about how the Republicans freed the slaves. The Republicans are the ones who created slavery by law in the 1600's. Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves and he was not a Republican.
  3. The brave men who died in Vietnam, more than 100% of which were black, were the ultimate sacrifice
  4. What right does Congress have to go around making laws just because they deem it necessary?
  5. People blame me because these water mains break, but I ask you, if the water mains didn't break, would it be my responsibility to fix them then?
  6. I am a great mayor; I am an upstanding Christian man; I am an intelligent man; I am a deeply educated man; I am a humble man.
  7. The laws in this city are clearly racist. All laws are racist. The law of gravity is racist.
  8. I am making this trip to Africa because Washington is an international city, just like Tokyo, Nigeria or Israel. As mayor, I am an international symbol. Can you deny that to Africa?
  9. Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the country.
  10. First, it was not a strip bar, it was an erotic club. And second, what can I say? I'm a night owl.