Marion Barry loves Washington D.C. Marion Barry loves telling you about his love for Washington D.C. on his Twitter account.
The "mayor-for-life" has entertained us with his social media prowess over the last year. Whether he's reaching out to Jason Collins, explaining the word "mofo" to a few disgruntled followers or live-tweeting the Redskins 2013 playoff appearance and "Scandal" finale, we've been glad we're following @marionbarryjr.
On Thursday -- a few days after former D.C. councilmember Michael Brown pleaded guilty to federal bribery charges -- Barry decided to let D.C.'s detractors, and others, know that D.C. is great.
DC Cynics Beware: We are going to skunk your DC cynical groove, at least for today, with people, places & events that are all good about DC!
What followed was a display of civic pride most former mayors wish they had.
The Ward 8 councilmember is proud of the Ballou Senior High School 2013 graduates.
Congratulations to the Ballou SHS Class of '13! I am so proud of every one of you!Take on the world with BIG vision! pic.twitter.com/okDWbcImiH
The Ward 8 councilmember is proud D.C. hosted Nelson Mandela after his release from prison.
We witness world history here.Nelson Mandela visited DC after his release from Robbin Island. It 2 was a great DC day pic.twitter.com/PAMkJyVazC
The Ward 8 councilmember is proud of Washington's fireworks.
And the fireworks are not just political...we've got the best fireworks in the world here! --> pic.twitter.com/G3H2tsogrG
The Ward 8 councilmember is proud of the Georgetown Hoyas' 1984 National Championship.
And, yeah, I'm old school. This too, was a great day in DC. Hoyas win NCAA Championship --> pic.twitter.com/ZlMPmNl9SC
The Ward 8 councilmember is proud of the Washington Redskins' Super Bowl XXII victory.
Man, this was one of BEST days of the entire history of DC, well certainly, of my life! --> pic.twitter.com/FXiFsH7pQH
The Ward 8 Councilmember is proud of a photoshopped picture of the Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III holding the Vince Lombardi trophy.
Then THIS guy shows up & fires up DC's spirit! Skins may not still be IN DC but they are still very much IN our <3s! pic.twitter.com/29uyECgLUQ
Once Barry decides to no longer be the Ward 8 councilmember, he appears to be ready for inspirational speaking.
Life is no bed of roses, but with God, BIG vision and an understanding that you can't do it alone, you will exceed your own expectations!