RUSH: This next story... Folks, this is hilarious. "Reporters at a Friday night dinner in honor of Ward 8 Councilmember and new author Marion Barry's autobiography..." He's the council member Ward 8 in Washington, and he has just published his own book, his autobiography. So they had a dinner party in honor of him, a book party for the guy. A reporter asked Marion Barry at the book party what Marion Barry thought of the yoga tax. There is now, because of Obamacare, a tax on yoga classes and gym memberships.
Marion Barry became agitated and outraged to learn that there was a tax on yogurt. Marion Barry said, "Yogurt is really more healthy than some other things, as is cottage cheese!" He's saying (paraphrased), "I don't know who proposed that! I think that's an asinine idea. Whoever proposed that, it shouldn't be. We don't need to a yogurt tax. Yogurt is healthy; there's no way it needs to be taxed," and people are listening to this, and they're turning around looking at each other and asking, "Does he not know what yoga is?"
He said, "Bitch set me up again!"
There you have it. He's one of the leaders (sigh) of Washington, DC.
RUSH: Marion Barry's spokesperson saying that Marion Barry was misheard, that he didn't say yogurt when he was talking about the health values of food and so forth. He was talking about yoga. He just was misheard. He was set up.