Beatty resigns: it’s about time

I felt a sigh of relief today when I came across this headline: “Detroit mayor’s chief of staff resigning amid perjury allegations”. More after the jump.

I’m sorry, but three business days is too long to go without addressing the public about this scandal, and frankly, I am glad Beatty resigned.

After reading the Free Press article which brought this scandalous story to light, I believe she should have. But why wait three business days to address the public? (Er, I guess she didn’t really address the public, either — she wrote the letter to the mayor and his office released the information — but that’s another story).

I hate to be blunt about it because Beatty is a human being and we all have faults, but running scared and hiding is the last thing she or the mayor should be doing. And another thing: did they not think someone would find out what kinds of text messages they were sending with city-issued cell phones? Do they not know that these types of records are open for anyone to look into? If it hadn’t been the Free Press, WXYZ-Channel 7’s snooping Dennis Wilson would have cracked this scandal soon enough. He has made his life’s work out of catching the mayor doing things wrong. Not that it’s been that difficult.

4 Comments so far

  1. max (unregistered) on January 28th, 2008 @ 4:19 pm

    and don’t you love the fact that when interviewed Monica Conyers thinks it’s good the she resigned and that she should be assigned a different position in the city government? and the sad thing is that she probably will. but then again, i don’t live within the city border so my opinion doesn’t matter.

  2. April (unregistered) on January 28th, 2008 @ 8:56 pm

    Yet her resignation seems to be only a band aid on the whole, pun intended, sordid affair. To me, that the mayor continues to hide is just a further embarrassment for him. If he thinks that he can come away remotely in tact, it’s time to address the public.

  3. richardz (unregistered) on January 29th, 2008 @ 6:30 am

    Honestly I thought it was pretty pathetic that she resigned. She should have remained working. It is the mayor that needs to resign. He is the superior and the one in a position of power in the working relationship.

    I can’t help but think Ms. Beatty is being pegged as the whore and poor ol’ Kwame as simply a pawn in her web of sex and lies. This is degrading to women since it perpetuates a stereo type and smacks of chauvinism. I’m not one for being "PC" but this situation just makes me sick.

  4. (unregistered) on January 30th, 2008 @ 7:10 pm

    Richardz — I think both of them should resign. Iam a woman and disagree that Beatty is being pegged as anything while the mayor is getting off easy. I am equally angry at both of them.

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