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Kwame Kilpatrick: Scourge of Detroit
City Journal ^ | 14 September 2008 | Justin Torres

Posted on 09/14/2008 8:06:54 PM PDT by Lorianne

The Motor City’s train wreck of a mayor finally steps aside—for now. ___ Kwame Kilpatrick’s resignation as Detroit mayor is effective September 18, but the city will be dealing with the legacy of his administration for years to come. Kilpatrick agreed to resign as part of a plea agreement on charges of perjury, obstruction of justice, and official misconduct, filed after hundreds of sexually explicit text messages, printed in local papers, proved that he had committed perjury when he testified in a civil trial that he had not had an affair with his chief of staff, Christine Beatty. The case involved more than run-of-the-mill lying about adultery, however. In fact, it was consistent with a continuing pattern of Kilpatrick’s abuse of office.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: corruptdems; cultureofcorruption; detroit; kwamekilpatrick; mayor

1 posted on 09/14/2008 8:06:54 PM PDT by Lorianne
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To: Lorianne

The Obambi praised this guy as a great leader and great public figure. Now, Kwame is also under the bus.


2 posted on 09/14/2008 8:12:42 PM PDT by hsalaw
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To: Lorianne
and Detroiters will probably re-elect him in 5 years.

Kwami is the scourge of Detroit and Detroit is becoming the scourge of the US.

3 posted on 09/14/2008 8:14:36 PM PDT by softwarecreator
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To: Lorianne
No mention of Kwame's best buddy Obama?


4 posted on 09/14/2008 8:17:42 PM PDT by BobbyT
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To: Lorianne

Soon to be replaced by another as bad or worse who will pander to the teacher’s union, (DPS is the #1 employer in Detroit), AFSCME, and the Democratic party.


5 posted on 09/14/2008 8:21:48 PM PDT by Mikey_1962 (Obama: The Affimative Action Candidate)
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To: Lorianne
"King Kwame"

Enjoy jail a$$hat

6 posted on 09/14/2008 8:23:29 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of the Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: softwarecreator
Kwami is the scourge of Detroit

And the Lions are the scourge of the NFL.

7 posted on 09/14/2008 8:24:41 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: softwarecreator

He’ll be back ... Mayor in 2015. You’re right. History repeats ... again and again ........


8 posted on 09/14/2008 8:27:06 PM PDT by K-oneTexas (I'm not a judge and there ain't enough of me to be a jury. (Zell Miller, A National Party No More))
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To: dfwgator

The “Nillany” lions?


9 posted on 09/14/2008 8:27:31 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of the Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Lorianne

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SODIFZXIPA


10 posted on 09/14/2008 8:32:27 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: mylife
Enjoy jail a$$hat

I think he will enjoy "jail". Interestingly, Michigan requires prison for a felony - but I believe that the King is going to mere "jail" - a much comfier venue.

Us peasants would be going to The Big House. "Equal justice", indeed...

11 posted on 09/14/2008 8:39:16 PM PDT by an amused spectator (That would be... harsher punishment for parole violators, Stan.)
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To: an amused spectator

Sad but true


12 posted on 09/14/2008 8:40:35 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of the Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: hsalaw

because he acted more like a “community organizer” than a small town mayor.


13 posted on 09/14/2008 8:42:22 PM PDT by ari-freedom (We never hide from history. We make history!)
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To: Lorianne

Democrats doing what Democrats do.


14 posted on 09/14/2008 8:45:20 PM PDT by Mark (Don't argue with my posts. I typed while under sniper fire..)
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To: dfwgator
And the Lions are the scourge of the NFL.

True, what other teams win all their pre-season games and then lose 90% of the regular season, year after year.

15 posted on 09/14/2008 8:45:59 PM PDT by softwarecreator
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To: Lorianne

Detroit is truly a third world country.


16 posted on 09/14/2008 8:47:02 PM PDT by MovementConservative (John Roberts and Sam Alito.... Thank you GWB)
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To: Lorianne; xsmommy
True, Kilpatrick resisted some of the wilder excrescences of Detroit racial politics, vetoing a council-backed “Africa Town” proposal in 2004 that would have spent $40 million on the creation of an African-American business district.

Great word, that. Excrescences.

17 posted on 09/14/2008 8:53:02 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: martin_fierro
"vetoing a council-backed “Africa Town” proposal"

What, no "Honkey Town" ?

18 posted on 09/14/2008 8:59:11 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: martin_fierro
Noun 1.
excrescence - something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings; "the gun in his pocket made an obvious bulge"; "the hump of a camel"; "he stood on the rocky prominence"; "the occipital protuberance was well developed"; "the bony excrescence between its horns"
19 posted on 09/14/2008 8:59:21 PM PDT by blam
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To: hsalaw
The Obambi praised this guy as a great leader and great public figure

To the Dalibama, Kwame is a great leader.

20 posted on 09/14/2008 9:02:01 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Amazing how Obama, Rangel, Biden and Dodd all got killer mortgage rates and below cost property.)
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To: Lorianne
"the city will be dealing with the legacy of his administration for years to come."

Please. They're dealing with 50 years of incompetent or criminal liberal Mayors.

21 posted on 09/14/2008 9:04:49 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: BobbyT

Not the Kwame I knew.


22 posted on 09/14/2008 9:05:48 PM PDT by Notasoccermom (.)
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To: Lorianne

Kwaaame how I luv ya, how I luv ya

My dear old Kwaaame.


23 posted on 09/14/2008 9:15:14 PM PDT by palomonte (see the light or feel the heat)
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To: Notasoccermom

Look at the picture though, where he’s yukking it up with Wright. If we apply some “enemy of my enemy” logic:

The friend-who’s-not-the-friend-he-knew OF the friend-who’s-not-the-friend-he-knew would make him Obama’s what?


24 posted on 09/14/2008 10:01:03 PM PDT by BobbyT
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To: Lorianne

The REAL scourge of Detroit - and many other large ciies - is the fact that fools, leaches and criminals have been given the vote....

Once fools and knaves vote — fools and knaves get elected.


25 posted on 09/14/2008 10:27:44 PM PDT 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: BobbyT
The friend-who’s-not-the-friend-he-knew OF the friend-who’s-not-the-friend-he-knew would make him Obama’s what? All best friends I was for before I was against them?
27 posted on 09/15/2008 5:17:43 AM PDT by Notasoccermom (.)
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