Monday, March 24, 2008

Cheaters of the world, take a lesson from Detroit mayor Kilpatrick

Posted By on Mon, Mar 24, 2008 at 12:36 PM

When you're a politician who uses public money to pay for your cell phone, don't send text messages to your mistress and then lie about the affair. What the hell do you think Tracfones are for?

CNN is reporting that: Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and an ex-aide have been charged with perjury and obstruction of justice after prosecutors said sexually explicit text messages between the two contradicted their sworn court testimony.

Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick reportedly sent romantic texts to his chief of staff, contradicting earlier testimony.

Kilpatrick, who is married, has been snarled in a well-publicized sex scandal since January after The Detroit Free Press reported he exchanged romantic text messages with his then-chief of staff, Christine Beatty.

Kilpatrick, who many have called the "Hip-Hop Mayor," should've known better. Seriously, his leadership has been questioned and placed under a microscope since the moment he took office. If you're going to be a cheating bastard, you could at least cover your tracks better.

I can't help but wonder what would happen if we took a look at our mayor's text messages. Would Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory's text logs bore us to death or would we see that the man really has a soul? But I digress. And in no way am I saying that McCrory and Kilpatrick are in the same boat. I would hope that no one, politician or otherwise, would be as dumb as Kilpatrick.

So, here's the lesson. When you're cheating, get a pre-paid cell phone--even if you're not in office. Just imagine how many people are checking their family shared plans to find out if there is hanky-panky going on through the towers.

If convicted, Kilpatrick could face up to 15 years in prison.

Here's what CNN says the DA had to say:

Prosecutor Kym Worthy said she charged Kilpatrick and Beatty with multiple counts of perjury, obstruction of justice and misconduct in office in a 12-count indictment. The most serious charges carry a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison.

Worthy also said others may be charged in the case. She asked Kilpatrick and Beatty to turn themselves in by Tuesday morning. Video Watch the press conference »

"Even children understand that lying is wrong. Witnesses must give truthful testimony," she said.

Worthy had strong words for Kilpatrick during a press conference Monday and said city officials tried to hamper her investigation.

"At every bend and turn there have been efforts by the city to block our investigation," she added. "We had to go to court to get documents we subpoenaed on January 31. We have been told some other documents have been destroyed."

All of this for some outside booty! Damn!

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