A “grown-up” might win this one afterall…

Detroit news reports an outcome for today’s primary election for Detroit mayor:

“Freman Hendrix’s victory in Detroit’s mayoral primary Tuesday means that a once little-known career civil servant could end the once limitless career of Detroit’s youngest elected mayor…A wounded Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick will advance to the Nov. 8 general election, but with less chance to raise the money he needs to avoid becoming the first mayor in 44 years to lose a reelection bid…But scandals involving his appointees, the use of taxpayer dollars to lease a luxury SUV for his wife, and lavish spending on his city-issued credit card have jeopardized his political future.”

Yes, this is the same guy who a couple of years ago had the masses in the tractor beam of lovin’ that eminated from his massive diamond ear ring. In fact the Detroit news imformed Detroiters, during the honeymoon period, that our mayor, “…became America’s youngest big-city mayor and got national buzz. Comedian Chris Rock says he’s the “hip-hop mayor” and loosely based “Head of State,” a film about the first black president, on his career.”

Well, Kwame; you got your shot…and as a result of your stellar leadership, a lot of Detroiters, well, got shot…but hey, now’s probably as good of a time as any to slash another 600 cops from the streets. Here’s an idea, maybe you could donate a couple of cops from your private entourage…It would have a few benefits; first, it would be good press for your ersatz “care for the city;” second, it would help keep the citizens you take care of safe while you are partying at the Manoogian mansion (and covering your tracks…); and third it would free up room in that SUV you stol…err…umm…had the city lease for you.

…Bye-bye, baby Huey.

5 Comments so far

  1. MGal (unregistered) on August 3rd, 2005 @ 7:36 am

    Clarke did better than I expected him to… The next few months will be entertaining.

  2. Bobby (aka UrbanTiki) (unregistered) on August 3rd, 2005 @ 7:58 am

    I would have liked to see a Hendrix/Clarke matchup — that way, there was no doubt we’d get a win/win situation.

    As it is, Kwame’s fork has been protruding for a while; his polls have been down and shrinking for the last few cycles.

    I’ve had brief dealings with KK, and although the man is clearly charismatic to no end, Detroiters will no longer put up with the combination of corruption and lack of progress in the outer ring.

    They shouldn’t. And we won’t.

  3. baliad (unregistered) on August 3rd, 2005 @ 8:51 am

    i don’t think there was any real surprise to last night’s primary… we all knew it would boil down to hendrix vs. kilpatrick…

    i was reading the michigan chronicle (the only major publication that i know of that endorses kwame) and presently they have an article up about how everything’s skewed and how the media has botched things up in regards to kwame… in my own experience with the media (which is pretty limited) there is always a bias and they paint the picture however they want it, which is not always accurate… just food for thought… i long for a media outlet that would just report the news and not put a spin on it… but i seriously doubt that’ll ever happen…

    anyways, i was talking to a co-worker today and we were talking about how kwame will likely win this election… kwame hasn’t tried very hard or spent a lot of money or anything in the past couple months… but in these final months, he’s gonna go hard… we haven’t seen anything from the kilpatrick camp yet… they’re gonnna come out with their guns ablazing… hendrix only had a 10% lead and that’s with like no one going to the polls right??? i’m not saying i want kwame to win (i won’t move to detroit until october, so i don’t think that gives me enough time as a citizen of detroit to vote, does it?) but it wouldn’t surprise me if he won the coming election by a decent margin…

    just some thoughts… i applied to be an author on here… i hope i get accepted!!!

  4. Stacey (unregistered) on August 3rd, 2005 @ 9:04 am

    Haha, “baby Huey.” My parents always say that.

    And since I have nothing insightful to add, I’ll leave now.

  5. Gemini Moon (unregistered) on August 3rd, 2005 @ 1:00 pm

    Clarke had a great showing. Imagine what would have happened had he started his campaign earlier.

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