Friday, August 8, 2008

Prisoner #25330's Return Engagement

Oh man, it just keeps getting better.

In that it keeps getting worse for Kwame. And, of course, for the reputation of the city he serves.

But, today, roughly an hour after he got out of jail and shortly after he was being fitted for a tether, the state's attorney general was holding a press conference to announce he was being slammed with yet more charges.

Not for monthly overages on his text messaging or even for perjury, no, this time, Hizzoner's on the docket for felony assault.

That's what happens when you go around shoving police officers, after all. I mean, you can do a lot of things but you never, ever want to push a cop. It's like lying to judges but, then, Kwame's figuring that one out, too.

And, as an aside, once again, yes, Kwame Kilpatrick is a member of the Democratic party and, yes, the news doesn't make a habit of mentioning it. But that's because he's the black mayor of a large metropolitan area with an overwhelming black population. Of course he's a Democrat. Party affiliation really breaks down when it comes to local politics in that kind of quote unquote urban area. It'd be worth noting if he wasn't, in fact, a Democrat. But he is, so making particular note of it would be like mentioning that the head of the Ku Klux Klan s white or putting up a disclaimer about using Drain-O as a mouthwash: It's clear from the context and doesn't need spelling out.

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