Surviving a Scandal: Politicians Who Bounced Back

By Michael Tackett And Emma Fidel - 2013-07-08T20:57:46Z

Photograph by  Linda Davidson/The Washington Post via Getty Images

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Marion Barry

The FBI caught former Washington (D.C.) Mayor Marion Barry smoking a crack pipe on videotape in 1990. He was forced from office and later imprisoned, only to rise again as a member of the D.C. City Council two years later. Barry, who’s still a council member, is a vocal fan of the ABC series “Scandal.”

Left: Barry on March 2, 2010.