Saturday, March 15, 2008

'I Can't Believe What I Just Heard Me Say!'

From today's Detroit News:

DETROIT -- Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's office responded this morning to Gov. Jennifer Granholm's criticism of his use of a racial epithet in Tuesday night's State of the City address.

In the written statement issued this morning, Kilpatrick's Press Secretary Denise Tolliver explained the mayor felt compelled to use vivid terms to describe his dismay with what he says have been racially bigoted comments and threats of violence in the wake of a scandal that erupted over cell phone text messages between the mayor and his former chief of staff, Christine Beatty.

"The Mayor shares the feeling of shock expressed by the Governor," this morning's statement from Tolliver said. "He's shocked people would send vile e-mails and letters threatening his family. Shocked people would bombard his office with calls berating his staff with the n-word. Shocked people would attack him for describing his experience in vivid terms rather than confront those who sent the bigoted messages. Having actually been called the n-word, the Mayor feels compelled to protect his family, and to expose and condemn bigotry in no uncertain terms."

So Kilpatrick is shocked at his own use of the term, "nigger" on TV at his own State of the Union speech?

Oh, brother.

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