For John, BLUF: One should always be suspicious of Mayor Marion Barry. Nothing to see here; just move along.
Former DC Mayor and current City Councilor Marion Barry gave away $40,000 worth of turkeys to his constituents in Ward 8 this year.
For those of you who think only those mean, evil Republicans expect to see an ID, Mayor Barry was demanding a photo ID from all his constituents who received a turkey.
There was a question as to the source of the money to pay for all those turkeys, but Mayor Barry turned away the question.
A DC area resident suggested the question wasn't where the $40K came from, but if there was another $40K that went into Mayor Barry's pocket. Such are our expectations of the man who famously exclaimed to Federal Law Enforcement Officers "The 'woman' set me up".
Regards — Cliff