SEARCH BLOG: KWAME KILPATRICK
From The NY Times:
Back in 2005, I wrote:
DETROIT — The City Council on Tuesday asked Mayor Kwame M. Kilpatrick to resign in light of evidence that he lied under oath and plotted to cover up an extramarital affair with his former chief of staff.But the request, while politically embarrassing, is not binding, and Mr. Kilpatrick has promised not to quit, even as the number of people saying that he should is growing. It comes a week after the charismatic but often polarizing mayor fanned his critics with an angry tirade at the end of his annual state of the city speech in which he blamed his troubles on racism and accused the media of having a “lynch-mob mentality” against him.
Wednesday, November 09, 2005Detroit got exactly for what it wished, so those voters should have the opportunity to lay the blame for their lousy government exactly where it belongs... on the faces in their mirrors.
Detroit - Be Careful What You Wish For
It's hard to fathom that the most maligned mayor in the U.S., Kwame Kilpatrick, would be re-elected by the citizens of Detroit. Yet, somehow, the citizens of Detroit decided that Mr. Kilpatrick would be a better choice than Freman Hendrix, the challenger.
Well, it seems that everyone deserves a second chance... or third ... or fourth ... or fifth ....
He may be a crook, but he's their crook!..