BREAKING NEWS – Washington, D.C. – Former mayor of Washington D.C. Marion Barry dies, he was 78. His controversial political career included him going to prison in 1989 after he was charged with three felony counts of perjury, 10 counts of drug possession, and one misdemeanor count of conspiracy to possess cocaine. Barry was released from prison in 1992, and two months later filed papers to run for the Ward 8 city council seat in that year’s election. He ran under the slogan “He May Not Be Perfect, But He’s Perfect for D.C.” winning 70 percent of the vote, permanently documenting what he would refer to as “the predictable idiocy of the misguided voters in this wretched community.”