Photo ID required? Why is Democrat Marion Barry suppressing the right to free Thanksgiving turkeys?
El oh fucking el. @marionbarryjr is giving away turkeys but only if you have a photo ID. What a racist.
— Rebecca 0f Grunewald (@duchessrebecca) November 9, 2012
A Twitchy reader reminds us that Barry has been a bit of a Thanksgiving turkey before:
@TwitchyTeam You guys do know that MBarry gave away turkeys few yrs ago&never paid the grocer who supplied them? Said they should be free.
— Lara Cobb (@bama_gal68) November 10, 2012
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.