Marion Barry continues to self-destruct
Former DC mayor (and present councilman) Marion Barry managed to avoid being jailed for a probation violation today. He'd been convicted of failing to pay income tax for 1999-2004, and given probation on the condition he start paying taxes and obey the law. Well, he sorta forgot to file his 2005 DC and Federal returns. And last November he tested position for cocaine and pot.
Gad, the guy is 71 years old. I think it was Cicero who remarked, of a skirt-chasing Roman senator, that old age has embarassments enough, one need not add to them those of youth.