September 4th, 2008

Motown Mayor Headed to Hoosegow

Today Kwame Kilpatrick, the mayor of Detroit, pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice. He's required to leave office and spend a few months in the pokey. Also, he officially owes the city a million bucks.

It was a classic case of a guy done in by his own cover-up.  (Time line here.)
In live remarks broadcast by Detroit TV stations Thursday night, Kilpatrick said he takes full responsibility for his "poor judgment."

When they're caught, politicians like to confess to poor judgment. They hardly ever confess to poor character.  That would be really taking "full responsibility."

When someone's behavior make you feel like hurling,
that's a clue his character's less than sterling.