We haven’t exactly been following the story of Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon because meh. Baltimore sucks.
Apparently, though, Dixon is about to go to jail because she just couldn’t stop embezzling retail gift cards that were intended for needy families. Oh, did you not see that episode of “The Wire”?
Anyway, it seems like a pretty open-and-shut case. That’s why she’s going to jail, and that’s why she’s going to jail so quickly.
But smelling a scandal and not wanting to be one-upped by another disgraced mayor, king of all disgraced mayors Marion Barry rushed to Dixon’s defense today.
Former Washington Mayor Marion S. Barry Jr. took to the Baltimore airwaves to offer support for the embattled mayor, saying on WOLB radio that there is a national “pattern” of prosecutors targeting African-American politicians and finding “a little bit of smoke but no fire.”
Of course, sometimes when there’s smoke, there is fire…and it’s coming from Marion Barry’s crack pipe.
Race baiting? Check.
Flat out wrong? Check.
Funny because Marion Barry was busted smoking crack? You betcha.
Thank you Marion Barry! Don’t ever stop being you!