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Posted at 03:57 PM ET, 11/15/2011

Marion Barry on Twitter: Confirmed

Earlier today, Barry (right) addressed Chairman Kwame R. Brown (left): ‘WELL KWAME I LEARNED HOW TO TWEET’ (Linda Davidson - THE WASHINGTON POST)
Yes, Marion Barry is now on Twitter.

The @marionbarryjr account lit up Sunday with this message: “Allen AME groundbreaking 4 91 senior homes today! Glad to have helped make this happen. Great leadership Pastor Bell!”

The Ward 8 D.C. Council member, 75, confirmed today that is his official account, and Barry (D) says he’s composing the messages himself. For this we have to thank “consultants” — someone he refused to reveal who “is not on the government payroll.”

“The social media is hot right now,” he said. “I want to keep in touch with technology. I want to stay in touch with the young people.”

Barry declined to discuss what he plans to tweet about, except to say he intended to tweet a photo of his ill-fated silver Jaguar, which he said is in tip-top shape of late: “The silver bullet is on the move,” he said.

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