Wednesday, March 19, 2008

What Is It Going To Take For Him To Resign??

Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick addresses the media during a news conference in Detroit, Tuesday, March 18, 2008. A nearly unified City Council voiced its displeasure with Kilpatrick on Tuesday, calling on the scandal-tainted mayor to resign. A resolution, which passed on a 7-1 vote in the early afternoon, was more of a 'no-confidence' vote. The council doesn't have the power to force Kilpatrick to step down. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
AP Photo: Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick addresses the media during a news conference in Detroit

DETROIT - A defiant Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick quickly rejected the City Council's call Tuesday for him to resign because of accusations that he lied under oath about not having an affair.
"You take a whole day to discuss an issue like this," he said. "My reaction is: This is over. It has no effect. It's not binding. Let's get back to work."

The resolution, passed 7-1, amounted to a "no-confidence" vote because the council lacks the power to force Kilpatrick to step down.
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy is investigating whether the mayor and former Chief of Staff Christine Beatty lied under oath when they testified in a whistle-blowers' lawsuit that they had not had a physical relationship.

Kilpatrick has been dogged by media reports about steamy text messages the two exchanged that suggest a romantic relationship.

The mayor said he could not comment on the text messages on Beatty's pager. Beatty resigned from her post in February.

City Council President Ken Cockrel Jr. would like Kilpatrick to do the same. "The message is, it's time to call it quits," he said.

The lone vote against the resolution was cast by President Pro Tem Monica Conyers, the wife of U.S. Rep. John Conyers. One councilwoman was absent because of illness.

"I believe that we have to do what's fair," Monica Conyers said following the vote. "Based upon the evidence that was presented to me, there's nothing there yet for us to say 'resign.'"

The council considered the issue two weeks ago but postponed a vote because some members said they needed more information before they could decide what to do.

"A whole lot has changed between then and now. ... My vote is not an indictment of the mayor so much as it is a request of the citizens to get back to work," said Councilwoman Barbara-Rose Collins, who supported the measure.

Worthy has said she expects a decision next week on whether she will seek perjury charges against Kilpatrick and Beatty. source
His arrogance, hard-headedness, lack of class is DEFINITELY going to be his downfall. This man-child doesn't believe he is to be held accountable. Woe unto him. smh After his inflammatory speech-I have to give this buffoon credit. He knew EXACTLY what to say to get his blind by loyalty groupies/ignant constituents hot under the collar.
Using the "N" word.
Can I keep it real?
Thank you.
I don't believe anyone called his wife Carlita (well they may be calling her the N-word NOW, after it's been revealed she beat Tamara Greene w/a wooden {read bat-IMHO} object) or his 3 kids the N-word. And if in fact-they WERE called that derogratory term...why isn't he accepting responsibility for the fall-out HE CREATED???
Are they saying Nicca bcuz of color, or bcuz of your stupid, selfish antics, Kwame??
Gimme a break.
He is not stupid by a long-shot. He IS STUPID if he thinks we can't see through that smoke screen he attempted to use by peppering his speech with the N-word.
He better sit his $3 behind down, before the citizens make change out of his habitually lying behind.
Unfortunately, I'll be watching just as I do when there's been a car accident....moving slowly, going past and shaking my head-thanking God it wasn't me who was involved.
Where's Nino Brown when you need him??
Kwame...sit your tired behind DOWN!

Also, let the record show, I'm a former Detroiter. Lived on Clements & Wildemere. If anyone knows Detroit, they know that area is STRAIGHT 'HOOD!...I moved out of Detroit 1.5 yrs ago, because everytime someone asked me about MY mayor-I'd get an attitude. He was my mayor as long as I was living in Detroit, lol
He's all show, and no substance.
I moved and haven't looked back.

A city can only be as good as it's leaders.

Kwame isn't the only fool who's in office that has embarrassed Detroit.
Don't go to a city council meeting. Lawd have mercy.
Those meetings are better than a Las Vegas fight anyday!
It's ridiculous.
Detroit's in a state of turmoil, bcuz the leaders are in a state of turmoil.

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