It looks as if Twitchy caused a minor dust-up in the nation’s capital today. Will Sommer of the Washington City Paper took notice of our post mocking the photo ID requirement at Marion Barry’s Thanksgiving turkey giveaway — and caught the attention of Marion Barry himself!

The ex-con ex-mayor thinks we’re heartless for dissing his turkeyfest, but we have nothing against giving turkeys to the poor. We just think it’s a bit odd that he needs a photo ID to protect his turkeys from people who don’t live in his city council ward (yes, he’s still on the city council). Yet, somehow he doesn’t seem to think that our sacred voting rights deserve the same protection.

The back and forth between him and the City Paper reporter got especially interesting after the reporter seemed to suggest that the photo ID requirement is unfair.

At this point, the paper’s editor had to cut in and say that the intent was really to mock us here at Twitchy. 

Really, Mike Madden? Did you have to ruin all the fun?

Oh well, don’t mind us. We’re just a little conservative website. The opportunity to kiss up to a notoriously corrupt politician is well worth throwing us under the bus!


Shorter Marion Barry:



Thanksgiving suppression? Marion Barry giving away free turkeys; Photo ID required

Marion Barry: we must do something about the ‘dirty’ Asians; update: Barry doubles down