Monday, March 24, 2008
Down goes Kwame! Down goes Kwame!
There's probably a saying somewhere that goes, "If you want to clean up a city, start with it's dirty leaders" but I think it's pretty self-explanatory for (metro-)Detroiters by now. Well, after years of shady business, affairs, corruption, strong armed tactics, cronyism, unsolved murders, etc., the Hip Hop Mayor of Detroit, Kwame Kilpatrick, "was charged Monday with perjury and other counts after sexually explicit text messages surfaced that appear to contradict his sworn denials of an affair with a top aide". For many of us, it's about damned time. Some will argue that Kwame finalized the casino deals and cleaned up the downtown waterfront, but hey, even Mussolini made the trains run on time. Detroit needs a lot of things, but bad PR is not one, so for that I say, good riddance.