Posted by Adam @ 1:49 pm on March 24th 2008

Hip-hop mayor indicted

The Kwame Kilpatrick show hasn’t yet been derailed by gross incompetence, but he’s just been indicted for accusations relating to attempts to cover up a “sex with a colleague” problem.

Of course, the stuff that would be really juicy, and from where this whole farrago really started, relates to the alleged complaint filed by a stripper claiming that she was attacked by Kilpatrick’s wife at the mayoral residence back in 2003. The stripper was later killed and the police report of the complaint cannot be found (which is consistent, of course, with it never having existed, except that a former police clerk has recently claimed that she saw it). The big question is whether or not Greene’s murder was carried out with an eye to benefiting Kilpatrick by keeping the whole thing quiet, of course, but there’s no real evidence of that. Still, this might just be too much for the Hip-hop mayor to overcome, at last.


  1. Hah. After reading the comments to this thread I checked Drudge and see that Kilpatrick is described there as a “Democrat Rising Star”. Linking to an article that didn’t contain those words or sentiment. Because, obviously, Kilpatrick is hardly a ‘rising star’ at least since (the last several years) it has become obvious that he’s somewhere between incompetent hack and criminal.

    Incidentally, Eliot Spitzer wasn’t a ‘rising star’ either, really. He was, however, more of a ‘rising star’ than Kilpatrick.

    Comment by Adam — 3/24/2008 @ 1:58 pm

  2. Spitzer was a rising star at the time he was elected to the Governor’s office. He was even suggested as a possible running mate for Kerry.

    Hard to imagine a scenario in which Kilpatrick ever achieved that sort of positive notoriety. That he is continually re-elected is enough to cause me to lose all sympathy for the people of Detroit.

    Comment by Rojas — 3/24/2008 @ 2:56 pm

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