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DeEvening Links: Marion’s mouth

Even when everything’s going right, Marion Barry just can’t help but do wrong. On the night he scored a resounding victory in the ward 8 D.C. Council primary, he said the following, as captured by WRC-TV’s cameras: “We’ve got to do something about these Asians coming in, opening up businesses, those dirty shops. They ought to go, I’ll just say that right now, you know. But we need African-American businesspeople to be able to take their places, too.” His Twitter account later re-tweeted a racial slur — albeit one, the Post’s Chris Jenkins explains, that “[a]mong some black people ... [is] a high compliment meant to show respect.”

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Mike DeBonis covers Congress and national politics for The Washington Post. He previously covered D.C. politics and government from 2007 to 2015.


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