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Old 01-09-2012, 05:22 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Your opinion could be based on charisma, personality, leadership and vision, etc. I'd say the two biggest characters would have to be Marion Barry and Frank Rizzo...well, at least they had the best sound bytes.

"I am clearly more popular than Ronald Reagan. I was just elected to my third-term. Where's Reagan? Gone after two!"
-Marion Barry

"Yeah, I want to fight YOU. Because you're a loser. I'll take all three of you'se"
-Frank Rizzo

I'd also have to give a nod to Ed Koch. Definitely a character.
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Old 01-09-2012, 05:23 PM
 
Location: The City
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Barry (aka Mayor Crackhead) is my personal favorite. His list of famous quotes is long and quite entertaining
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Old 01-09-2012, 05:26 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Barry (aka Mayor Crackhead) is my personal favorite. His list of famous quotes is long and quite entertaining
"The laws in this city are racist. All laws are racist. The law of gravity is racist!"
-Marion Barry
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Old 01-09-2012, 05:31 PM
 
Location: The City
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"The laws in this city are racist. All laws are racist. The law of gravity is racist!"
-Marion Barry

When asked about smoking crack with prostitutes...

"***** set me up." -- M. Barry, Mayor of Washington, DC

Actual quotes taken from Mayor Marion Barry

Seriously he is classic
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Old 01-09-2012, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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Marion Barry is awesome.
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Old 01-09-2012, 06:09 PM
 
Location: NC/IL/MI
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"the laws in this city are racist. All laws are racist. the law of gravity is racist!"
-marion barry
#dead
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Old 01-09-2012, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Alaska
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Portland, Oregon. Mayor Bud Clark
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Old 01-09-2012, 08:20 PM
 
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Former Detroit mayor Coleman Young.
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Old 01-09-2012, 09:50 PM
 
Location: Spain
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that coke/hookers guy from DC. And Tom Bradley from L.A. for having the international terminal at LAX named after him.
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Old 01-09-2012, 10:19 PM
 
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Cincinnati; hands down!!!
Jerry Springer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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