Friday, September 5, 2008

Taranto is the highlight of my weekday.

From Best of the Web Today from, appropriately enough, today:
Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick of Detroit, a Democrat who supports Barack Obama, pleaded guilty to perjury yesterday, "ending an almost eight-month saga that will result in his expulsion from office," Bloomberg reports:
Kilpatrick, 38, a Democrat and in his second term as mayor, admitted to lying on the witness stand last year when he said he didn't have an extramarital affair. Admitting to a felony means the mayor will automatically be removed from his post.
"I lied under oath," Mayor Kilpatrick said in court in Detroit today. "I did so with the intent to mislead the court and jury."
Prosecutors said he has 14 days to leave office.

But Kilpatrick is not without his defenders:

"This has been a witch hunt from the start," said Byron Frazier, 34, wearing a T-shirt with Kilpatrick's image on it outside the courthouse. "I've supported the mayor from the start and will continue to support him."

What does this Byron Frazier do for a living? Wait for it:

Frazier is a community organizer in Detroit.


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