I Put The Crime In Writing So G Couldn’t Hear It

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Disgraced former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, released from prison three weeks ago, is currently on a media junket to flog his new book Surrendered: The Rise and Fall and Revelation of Kwame Kilpatrick.  In a New York Times interview, Kilpatrick offers this thought on his potential comeback from his long fall and public disgrace:

…because I think if I go there and I run now, I win. I’m serious. I don’t say that in arrogance or anything. But it wouldn’t be the best thing for the people there. They need a new person who can come in and inspire.

This statement comes from a man whose main contribution to the always promised never forthcoming resurgence of Detroit was going to prison at the beginning of his second term as the elected leader of the Motor City. He was busted for perjury, conspiracy, obstruction of justice and misconduct in office and he put in all in writing via text messages to his mistress.  You have to wonder what goes through this guy’s head.

I believe the answer to that question can be found in the last paragraphs of the same interview:

It was because I didn’t have a phone, I had a pager. The F.B.I. investigated Mayor Coleman Young, and they had all of these tapes of his phone calls. So, my thing was: “Hey, I’m doing this new texting thing. They can’t listen to this.” But now they can print it out and read it for all eternity.

So Kwame thought because he put his crimes in writing the G couldn’t touch the evidence because it wasn’t a voice communication caught on a wiretap.  Obviously the man failed his Basic Contracts course at Michigan State University College of Law.

It is true: crime makes you stupid.




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