Thursday, September 04, 2008

Guess the guilty pol's party

The Detroit Free Press reports - - -

Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has pleaded guilty, ending a nearly eight-month drama that has transfixed the region, paralyzed much of city business and halted a political career that once held such promise.

At 7 p.m., the mayor is expected to speak about his decision in a televised address.

Judy Smith, Kilpatrick's Washington, D.C.-based public relations consultant, said details are still being finalized, but 7 p.m. is the tentative time.

In a courtroom this morning, Kilpatrick pleaded guilty to two felony counts of obstructing justice by committing perjury. He will spend four months in jail, pay up to $1 million in restitution, and serve five years' probation. He also agreed not to run for office during that five-year span.

The rest of the Free Press' lengthy report is here.

It never mentions his party affiliation. Can you guess what it is?

The article also doesn't say whether Kilpatrick can delay serving his time until after the election so he can work to get out the vote for Sen. Obama and his mother, Congresswoman Carolyn Kilpatrick


Anonymous said...

John -

Let me guess ???? Democrat? Nah, can't be - must be the other party ... (pulling tongue out of cheek)

Jack in Silver Spring