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“You’ve got to be courageous. You’ve got to be a risk taker. . . I’m probably the most recognizable face and name, or in the top 10, of the region. All eyes are on me.”
— Marion Barry explaining to our colleague Monica Hesse why there are few more challenging jobs than the one he recently posted: to be his new director of communications. Hesse collects war stories — the gaffes, the drug busts, the blunt talk — from Barry’s former flacks.
In other news: On the eve of the G-8 Summit, Dan Zak probes the mysteries of Camp David and meets president’s weekend neighbors in the humble town of Thurmont, Md.
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