Where have we seen politicians grooming their children to follow in their footsteps? Hmmm??? Oh, I almost forgot about Tim and Brendan Johnson and the current South Dakota US Attorney situation…
But look, it appears Marion Barry, the well known DC politician is apparently grooming his son to be his successor as well.
Marion Barry, towering figure of D.C. politics, has discussed bringing his four decades in public life to an end by kindling a family dynasty. In conversations with political associates, Barry, 75, has outlined plans to run for a third consecutive term as D.C. Council member for Ward 8 but serve only a partial term, backing his only son, Christopher Barry, to fill his seat.
Jacque Patterson, a Democrat who intends to challenge Barry in the April 3 primary, said the former four-term mayor discussed the plan with him during a meeting last Monday. Two other sources close to Barry said they had also heard him discuss plans involving his son taking his seat.
Interesting to see nepotism is alive and well in politics across this nation.