Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry Can Relate to Tyrion Lannister

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No, longtime Washington, D.C. politician Marion Barry has not been falsely accused of regicide and sentenced to death by his own father, but he was able to laugh about his own brush with the law. Spoilers ahead — don’t read if you haven’t seen the season finale of Game of Thrones, “The Children.”

During the season finale, Barry tweeted:

This prompted @kept_simple to reply:

For those not familiar with the American precursor to Rob Ford, while serving as mayor in 1990, Barry was caught smoking crack with his mistress in an FBI sting. During the videotaped arrest, he lamented, “Bitch set me up … I shouldn’t have come up here … goddamn bitch.” Apparently, he didn’t mind the reference:

@kept_simple answered with a joke about the slogan for Barry’s successful 1992 mayoral campaign, “He May Not Be Perfect, But He’s Perfect for D.C.”

Barry replied “LOL!” and added:

When it comes to keeping real politics entertaining, he certainly did his share.

Ex-D.C. Mayor Marion Barry Can Relate to Tyrion