Tuesday, March 4, 2008


Taking a break from painting my ENTIRE finished basement (What was I thinking ?!!)

I wonder;

Will the Detroit City Council, meeting now to vote on calling for the mayor's resignation, do the right thing and rid the city of one of most corrupt and scandal ridden administration in the nation?

We will find out later today. The sad tale of corruption and scandals started almost as soon as Kwame Kilpatrick took office. Related articles can be found on the Detroit Free Press site here http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080304/NEWS01/80304028

The scandal and corruption has even cost the city of Detroit needed revenue as others by pass the city.

"About 2,500 mayors and staff members who were to converge on Detroit in April -- bringing an economic boost and national exposure to a beleaguered city -- are rerouting to New Orleans.

Asked if the decision to move the annual convention was tied to the text message scandal, Vanessa Williams, executive director of the National Conference of Black Mayors, told the Free Press, "I think anyone can look around and see what's going on." http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080301/NEWS05/803010339/0/NEWS01

Shameful that our Governor can't bring herself to even suggest that Kilpatrick step down. Evidently everyone besides our Governor, can "look around and see what going on"

"Granholm declined to say whether she believed the mayor should resign, but noted that the scandal has invited potentially damaging national exposure." http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080229/NEWS06/802290422/1003/NEWS01

Too bad Jennifer Granholm is playing politics instead of doing the right thing and encouraging Kilpatrick to step down for the good of a major Michigan city

Updated at 12:58 p.m.

The Detroit City Council has decided to postpone a vote asking for Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick to resign until March 18.

In a tense council chamber, and after substantial comment from the public urging the council to approve the resolution, the council decided to wait on a 6-3 vote.
Voting to delay action were Council President Ken Cockrel Jr., Council President Pro Tem Monica Conyers and Councilmembers Sheila Cockrel, Barbara-Rose Collins, Martha Reeves and Alberta Tinsley-Talabi. Councilmembers JoAnn Watson, Brenda Jones and Kwame Kenyatta opposed a delay.

Kilpatrick had derided the vote as meaningless, but Kilpatrick spokesman James Canning said the mayor's office is pleased the council voted to delay a vote.

What can I say?

Mayor's office is pleased = citizens of Detroit being sold down the river


RightMichigan.com said...

Detroit is turning more and more into a frightening parrallel universe I'm afraid. I love the city but the corruption in the government is reaching historical highs again...


apackof2 said...

The situation has become "Felliniesque" and yet our Govenor hasn't or for that matter, any other Michigan Democrat encourged Kwame Killpatrick to "do the right thing"?!

Its shameful