It's the season of giving Ward 8! I'm hosting a turkey giveaway for W8 residents only @ Union Temple on 11/20. http://t.co/kk10MyqE—
Marion S. Barry, Jr. (@marionbarryjr) November 09, 2012
Photo ID required? Why is Democrat Marion Barry suppressing the right to free Thanksgiving turkeys?
A Twitchy reader reminds us that Barry has been a bit of a Thanksgiving turkey before:
In 2010, Barry’s turkey giveaway was a flop because he tried to short a grocer $9,000. Shocking, we know.
Barry failed to pay the grocery store $26,000 for 2,000 turkeys by Monday, and Giant refused to accept the councilman’s assurance that he would have the rest of the money this week. According to Barry’s office, $17,000 of the funds had been raised and received.
So all those who went to Union Temple Baptist Church in Anacostia looking for a free bird Tuesday morning, it was a wasted trip.