Pay close attention, Kwame...

New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer announced today that he is resigning. Illegal activity on his behalf cost New York around $80,000.

In his resignation speech, Spitzer stated, "There is much more to be done, and I cannot allow my private failings to disrupt the people's work."

Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has not resigned after his text messaging scandal that cost the city of Detroit $9 million. (He is also currently linked to a murder investigation... But I digress...)

My favorite part? Kwame has now taken to being a victim of media frenzy ("This unethical, illegal lynch-mob mentality has to stop") and is now using race issues (i.e. "lynch-mob"), as well as his wife and children, to try to invoke sympathy and support.

I know when people get mad, they tend to use words and phrases that they shouldn't. And that stinks. However, don't try to cloud the issue. YOU'RE the public figure. YOU lied under oath. YOU cost Detroit employees their jobs. YOU cost the city of Detroit $9 million. YOU need to own up to your actions. YOU owe Detroit residents so much more.

I am truly appalled.

"The mayor still can't even bring himself to admit how he tried to deceive the City Council and the public, or explain why he sought to use the legal system to bury evidence of his affair with his chief of staff and his lies during the police whistle-blower trial. He has nothing to say about the widening scope of accusations and investigations." - Stephen Henderson, Detroit Free Press columnist

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P.S. Kwame, if the media was doing anything illegal, you'd be suing. This is all on you. Not them.

1 comment:

Iris Took said...

I think what bothers me the most is that is wife is standing up there with him, "supporting" him. I would be on a plane to Europe with half his money and papers served.