Another week, another high profile politician implicated in a sex scandal. Kwame Kilpatrick, the anti-gay, ethically-challenged and serial adulterer mayor of Detroit, and, his former chief of staff face now multiple felonies, including perjury, obstruction of justice and official misconduct charges, arising from a sex scandal and his dismissal of a whistle-blower lawsuit against the city. Kwame Kilpatrick is a DNC superdelegate leaning toward Barack Obama.
Despite sworn testimony to the contrary, tens of thousands of text messages, including many sexually explicit ones, surfaced that showed Kilpatrick and Christine Beatty were involved in an affair. Kilpatrick agreed to settle the police lawsuit "at a cost of more than $9 million to the city after learning that the lawyer for the police officers suing had copies of the text messages he had exchanged with Beatty ... Lawyers for Kilpatrick and the plaintiffs then arranged to keep the messages confidential, a detail not disclosed to the City Council when the settlement was approved."
The Detroit City Council has asked for Kilpatrick's resignation and he has refused, channeling Clarence Thomas to criticize his prosecution as a "lynching." Just as an fyi, Kilpatrick "doesn't support equal rights for gays because marriage should be a sacred institution between 'a man and a woman.' " Kilpatrick's definition of the sanctity of marriage must be very elastic because this is his second publicized extramarital affair