Thursday, August 07, 2008

A rude awakening

Embattled Detroit, Michigan Mayor (for now) Kwame Kilpatrick has just found out that the laws of his city apply to him as much as they do to the peasants he purports to administer.

Judge Ronald Giles revoked Kilpatrick's bail and ordered him jailed after he left the state and was seen in Windsor, Ontario without notifying the court beforehand. The judge didn't buy the mayor's arguments that consummating a financial deal that would, among other things, "keep the grass cut in Detroit" counted as a true emergency. Judge Giles had previously curtailed Kilpatrick's unlimited travel privileges, as he found that the mayor had been abusing them.

"'What matters to me though is how the court overall is perceived and how if it was not Kwame Kilpatrick sitting in that seat, if it was John Six-Pack sitting in that seat, what would I do? And that answer is simple,' he said."

Just as it should be.

Watch the mayor's supplications on the website. His grammar is hilariously Mike Tyson-esque, and Mr. Tyson is not a good person to be compared to when one is the educated leader of a major city.

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