Monday, May 5, 2008

Maybe it's a good thing Charlotte politicians are boring

Posted By on Mon, May 5, 2008 at 9:50 AM

The Detroit Free Press has published the text messages that the mayor, Kwame Kilpatrick and his former chief of staff, Christine Beatty, were sending to each other--on city owned phones--and they are steamy. They also show that both of them lied on the stand during those police officers' lawsuit against the city.

It's good reading, shows just how desperate Beatty was for this married man and how stupid he is for not getting a damned Tracphone for he and his girlfriend. But this really sucks for the city of Detroit. I can't imagine any business that would want to come into this hurting city while this sex scandal is going on. Can you imagine being a Detroiter having to hear people talk about the oversexed mayor all the time? Does anyone even care that the Pistons are beating up on the Orlando Magic?

It's kind of hard to care about basketball, though. Especially when there are messages on the internet like:

September 15, 2002: Beatty to Mayor: "I really wanted to give you some good head this morning and I didn't know how to ask you to let me do it. I have wanted to since Friday night when you asked me at the club."

Mayor to Beatty: "Damn. I just got out of the shower and looked at my two way. Next time, tell me to sit down, shut up and do your thing! I'm fucked up now!"

And this is the man leading a major city? Charlotte city leaders probably have skeletons like every other human being, but it's good to know they are smart enough to do their dirt on their own dime and not city phones and pagers.

Want to read it all?

Check out www.freep.com.

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