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Detroit mayor's chief of staff resigns
AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/28/08 | David Runk - ap

Posted on 01/28/2008 12:00:44 PM PST by NormsRevenge

DETROIT - Christine Beatty, Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's chief of staff, said Monday she is resigning amid allegations that she and the mayor lied under oath about an affair.

In a letter to Kilpatrick that was released by his office, Beatty said she believes she can no longer effectively carry out her duties. Her resignation takes effect Feb. 8.

"I painfully regret the devastation that the recent reports have caused to the citizens of Detroit, to my co workers, to the Mayor's family and to my family and friends," Beatty wrote in the letter.

Kilpatrick spokesman James Canning said the mayor's office had no comment.

There was no immediate response to messages seeking comment from Elliott Hall, a lawyer for Beatty.

A prosecutor launched an investigation last week into the allegations, which came to light when the Detroit Free Press reported details of steamy text messages between Beatty and Kilpatrick.

A conviction of lying under oath can bring up to 15 years' imprisonment.

Both Kilpatrick and Beatty testified in a trial last summer that they did not have a physical relationship in 2002 and 2003, when the messages were reportedly sent. The 14,000 messages examined by the newspaper reveal the two carried on a flirty, sometimes sexually explicit dialogue about where to meet and how to conceal their numerous trysts.

"I'm madly in love with you," Kilpatrick wrote on Oct. 3, 2002.

"I hope you feel that way for a long time," Beatty replied. "In case you haven't noticed, I am madly in love with you, too!"

On Oct. 16, 2002, Kilpatrick wrote Beatty: "I've been dreaming all day about having you all to myself for 3 days. Relaxing, laughing, talking, sleeping and making love."

Kilpatrick is married with three children. Beatty was married at the time of the messages and has two children. She has served as the Kilpatrick administration's chief of staff since the mayor took office in 2002.

The two, both 37, have been friends since they attended the same Detroit high school. Kilpatrick also appointed Beatty as his chief of staff when he became state House minority leader in 1999. She was his campaign manager during his campaigns for state House and the mayor's office.

The pair testified in a case involving a lawsuit filed by two police officers who alleged they were fired for investigating claims that the mayor used his security unit to cover up extramarital affairs.

The lawsuit ended with the jury awarding $6.5 million to the two officers. The payout eventually grew to more than $8.5 million.

The Free Press did not explain exactly how it obtained the messages. The newspaper said it cross-referenced the messages with the mayor's private calendar and credit card records to verify events in some of the notes.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Politics/Elections; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: chiefofstaff; corruptdems; detroit; kwamekilpatrick; mayor; resignation; resigns

1 posted on 01/28/2008 12:00:45 PM PST by NormsRevenge
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Both Kilpatrick and Beatty testified in a trial last summer that they did not have a physical relationship in 2002 and 2003, when the messages were reportedly sent. The 14,000 messages examined by the newspaper reveal the two carried on a flirty, sometimes sexually explicit dialogue about where to meet and how to conceal their numerous trysts.

“I’m madly in love with you,” Kilpatrick wrote on Oct. 3, 2002.

“I hope you feel that way for a long time,” Beatty replied. “In case you haven’t noticed, I am madly in love with you, too!”

On Oct. 16, 2002, Kilpatrick wrote Beatty: “I’ve been dreaming all day about having you all to myself for 3 days. Relaxing, laughing, talking, sleeping and making love.”

Kilpatrick is married with three children. Beatty was married at the time of the messages and has two children. She has served as the Kilpatrick administration’s chief of staff since the mayor took office in 2002.


2 posted on 01/28/2008 12:02:04 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... ICE’s toll-free tip hotline —1-866-DHS-2-ICE ... 9/11 .. Never FoRGeT)
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To: NormsRevenge

The Love Birds

Guilty or not?

3 posted on 01/28/2008 12:04:41 PM PST by Loyal Buckeye
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To: NormsRevenge

It’s so nice to know that in a rotting city (and state), the mayor’s got his priorities in order.


4 posted on 01/28/2008 12:05:00 PM PST by polymuser (Just darn)
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To: NormsRevenge
But... but... but I thought lying under oath about sex is okay because everybody does it -- it's expected.

-PJ

5 posted on 01/28/2008 12:09:18 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (Repeal the 17th amendment -- it's the "Fairness Doctrine" for Congress!)
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To: NormsRevenge
Beatty said she believes she can no longer effectively carry out her duties.

By the looks and financial health of Detroit, none of you have been able to do that! ROFLMAO
6 posted on 01/28/2008 12:12:46 PM PST by papasmurf (No "Leftovers" for me. I'm votin' for Fred!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Kilpatrick is married with three children...

Correction....


7 posted on 01/28/2008 12:13:31 PM PST by Wally_Kalbacken (Seldom right but never in doubt)
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To: NormsRevenge

I did not have textual relations with that woman?


8 posted on 01/28/2008 12:13:37 PM PST by pogo101
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To: NormsRevenge

“I painfully regret the devastation that the recent reports have caused to the citizens of Detroit, to my co workers, to the Mayor’s family and to my family and friends,” Beatty wrote in the letter.

So it was the “reports” that caused all this trouble, not her and not Kwame. For her to resign so easily, she either got a huge severance package or is planning an unbelivable lawsuit against the City of Detroit.

The $8.5 million will be NOTHING by the time this is all over.


9 posted on 01/28/2008 12:13:39 PM PST by Joann37
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To: NormsRevenge

This is odd, no mention of “democrat” in the entire article. Very strange.


10 posted on 01/28/2008 12:19:00 PM PST by flutters (God Bless The USA)
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To: beer
Why the long face?

11 posted on 01/28/2008 12:20:01 PM PST by evets (beer)
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To: Loyal Buckeye

Guilty beyond a doubt


12 posted on 01/28/2008 12:20:18 PM PST by JRios1968 (Don't mess with tigers, for you are crunchy and chewy...)
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To: Loyal Buckeye; dead

Mayor: Yeah I hit that
Chief of Staff: Like a red-headed stepchild

13 posted on 01/28/2008 12:21:35 PM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: NormsRevenge

It’s hard out there for a pimp.


14 posted on 01/28/2008 12:26:42 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~~~Jihad Fever -- Catch It !~~~ (Backup tag: "Live Fred or Die"))
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To: Wally_Kalbacken

“Kilpatrick is married with three children...”

Kilpatrick: “So?”


15 posted on 01/28/2008 12:29:14 PM PST by EyeGuy
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To: All
Below is a link to Kilpatrick’s wikipedia page.
And dems wonder why our big cities are in trouble.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kwame_Kilpatrick

16 posted on 01/28/2008 12:33:42 PM PST by flutters (God Bless The USA)
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To: NormsRevenge

She resigned ?? Baloney !! I wonder how much under the table that is going to cost Detroit ??


17 posted on 01/28/2008 12:36:15 PM PST by GoldenPup
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To: NormsRevenge

Lost in all this pillow talk is the fact that the good mayor and his sweetie also planed the fireing of Detroit police officers. These officers were investigatimg the good mayor for corruption,they lied about that too but it didn’t fit the msm template so we get the sex angle.......

Thank you Bill Clinton.

The good mayor’s wife will announce her run for mayor after he leaves office.


18 posted on 01/28/2008 12:46:00 PM PST by blastdad51 (Proud father of an Enduring Freedom vet, and friend of a soldier lost in Afghanistan)
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To: NormsRevenge

Is this the screwing she got for the screwing she gave?


19 posted on 01/28/2008 2:13:53 PM PST by river rat (Semper Fi - You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: NormsRevenge

When cities, counties or states continue to REELECT crooks to office -— the taxpayers OUTSIDE that politician’s district MUST be made EXEMPT from liability for actions of the corrupt bastards the dumb bastards elect....

I suspect that MUCH of the expense of running Detroit — must come from OUTSIDE the city.... The State and Federal taxpayers will probably have to pay for this ignorant POS and his corruption.....

In a city such as Detroit -— the ENTIRE liability should come right out of the city’s budget...
- Cut taxpayer funded services to the citizens
- Cut city employees from the payroll
- Cut salaries to city employees
- Cut, Cut, Cut -—— wherever required to pay off the liability...

Citizen’s actions must result in the appropriate CONSEQUENCES....


20 posted on 01/28/2008 2:31:52 PM PST by river rat (Semper Fi - You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: flutters
If my memory serves me correctly, Detroit's mayoral election is technically nonpartisan. I, however, do not know who was the last republican to hold that office. It has to be scores of years ago.
21 posted on 01/28/2008 2:55:43 PM PST by stayathomemom
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To: Loyal Buckeye

The term, bumping ugly”, in this case is an understatement.


22 posted on 01/28/2008 2:56:59 PM PST by Joe Boucher (An enemy of Islam)
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To: river rat

‘...the taxpayers OUTSIDE that politician’s district MUST be made EXEMPT from liability for actions of the corrupt bastards the dumb bastards elect.......”

You’re not understanding the idiot liberal voters of Michigan correctly. This little tete a tete will assure Kilpatrick the governor’s chair next election.


23 posted on 01/28/2008 4:36:49 PM PST by sergeantdave (The majority of Michigan voters are that stupid and the condition is incipient and growing.)
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