Monday, March 24, 2008

Oh, Kwame! What Were You Thinking?

Well, he's probably still better than Marion Berry, but Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick (inexplicably awarded a second term in 2006) has been indicted on charges of perjury.

You can read more about this bizarre, idiotic, and, I'll admit, occasionally hilarious story here and here. This New York Times piece about it from a while back has one of the greatest newspaper quotes I've ever seen: “This technosexual tragedy has engulfed the city in a way I haven’t seen in 30 years of doing political consulting.”

Man oh man, didn't he think people could trace text messages, or what?


William said...

not only was it inexplicable that he won in '06 but he could win again right now. also, coleman young was just as bad as kwame.

agingsnob said...

Techincally text messages aren't proof of an affair. The Clinton debacle in the Nokia age.

Brandon said...

William, you're absolutely right that Kwame would still win an election with Detroiters today. It's funny how the impoverished population somehow sees him as a hero for presumably "sticking it to the man," when, in fact, they're the one's getting stuck by an administration without priorities.