Friday, May 9, 2008

Not an example to emulate...

If you haven't heard through the news, Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick (married) has had an on-going affair with his Chief of Staff for years that has been luridly documented in text messages between the two on government supplied cell phones. There are charges related to the use of City funds for trips, etc. It is quite the scandal and taking up a lot of press time in the State of Michigan.

In the meantime, the Mayor is clinging to his post. The following video clip is from a recent meeting where things got more than a little ugly. It is kind of hard to hear, but at one point the President Pro Tem of the Council refers to the President of the Council as "Shrek".

It's a shame when public discourse reaches this level. You can learn from poor examples.