Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Kwame Kilpatrick, Democrat, Charged
With Lengthy List Of Offenses
Kilpatrick - have I mentioned he's a Democrat? - is charged with perjury, obstruction of justice and misconduct in office, stemming from a sex scandal six years ago. BBC:
Kwame Kilpatrick, 37, who says he will fight the charges, could face up to 15 years in jail if convicted.
He was charged after sexually explicit text messages surfaced that appeared to contradict his sworn denials of an affair with a top aide in 2002.
The aide, Christine Beatty, also faces charges of perjury and obstruction.
Mayor Kilpatrick is being investigated over claims he lied under oath last year when he said he had not engaged in a physical relationship Ms Beatty, his chief-of-staff.
Ms Beatty, 37, who had also denied under oath she had a romance with the mayor, announced her resignation in January.
Prosecutor Kym Worthy announced on Monday that he had authorised a 12-count criminal indictment.
And inappropriate and explicit text messaging? Huh, again that sounds so familiar. I think the Left was all upset over similar text messaging and Instant Messaging about a year and a half ago, if memory serves me right. Huh. Huh. I wonder why the Left is doing their best to avoid treating Kilpatrick in the same manner that they treated - that's right - Mark Foley?
So little time, so many lies from Kilpatrick - a Democrat in case I haven't mentioned it - and his lov-ah, both married to other people at the time of their fling. Ahhhhhhh, Love in The Afternoon, Democrat Style. So pure, so wholesome.
AP has excepts of Beatty's perjury and Kilpatrick trying to cover his tracks:
A comparison of what Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and his then-Chief of Staff Christine Beatty said during a whistle-blower trial in August 2007 and in text messages on Beatty's pager. The Detroit Free Press hasn't explained how it obtained the 14,000 text messages, which were sent or received in two months each in 2002 and 2003 from Beatty's city-issued pager:
TRIAL TESTIMONY ON AFFAIR:
Mike Stefani, a lawyer for police officers who sued the city, asked the mayor at trial: "Mayor Kilpatrick, during 2002 and 2003, were you romantically involved with Christine Beatty?"
Kilpatrick's response: "No."
Stefani asked Beatty if she and Kilpatrick were "either romantically or intimately involved" during the period covered by the case.
"No," she replied, rolling her eyes.
Kilpatrick later went on the offensive during his testimony, defending his reputation and that of Beatty.
"I think it was pretty demoralizing to her — you have to know her — but it's demoralizing to me as well," he said. "My mother is a congresswoman. There have always been strong women around me. My aunt is a state legislator. I think it's absurd to assert that every woman that works with a man is a whore."
Text messages published by the Detroit Free Press:
"I'm madly in love with you," Kilpatrick wrote on Oct. 3, 2002.
"I hope you feel that way for a long time," Beatty replied. "In case you haven't noticed, I am madly in love with you, too!"
On Oct. 16, 2002, Kilpatrick wrote Beatty: "I've been dreaming all day about having you all to myself for 3 days. Relaxing, laughing, talking, sleeping and making love."
TRIAL TESTIMONY ON FIRING DEPUTY POLICE CHIEF GARY BROWN:
"He was not fired," Kilpatrick testified. "My understanding is he could go back to lieutenant ... but I think Mr. Brown chose to retire."
On May 15, 2003, Beatty wrote to Kilpatrick: "I'm sorry that we are going through this mess because of a decision that we made to fire Gary Brown. I will make sure that the next decision is much more thought out. Not regretting what was done at all. But thinking about how we can do things smarter."
Kilpatrick replied: "It had to happen though. I'm all the way with that!"
Cmdr. Shereece Fleming-Freeman, chief of staff to then-Chief Jerry Oliver, recommended to Beatty on May 7, 2003, that Kilpatrick fire Brown, according to the Free Press.
"It is obvious that he needs to be gone; he just needs to be gone," Fleming-Freeman said in a text message to Beatty. The mayor fired Brown two days later.
Add Kilpatrick - did you know he's a Democrat - to another in a long, looooooooooooooooooong list of Various Democrat Perverts who only wear pants to keep their ankles warm. Okay, he's really not a pervert in the most strict definition - at least as far as we know - but hey, I'm just using the same tactics and judgment that is used by Liberals.
Oh well, you know...those Good Olde Fashioned Democrat Family Values!
Labels: Various Democrat Perverts
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