Detroit’s embattled mayor, Kwame Kilpatrick, a superdelegate to the Democratic National Convention, is holding out the possibility that he’ll actually be able to go to Denver this month.
Truly, Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is a great believer in democracy and freedom. He will travel, even equipped with a lo-jack, to cast his vote for the man he believes in. He is not speaking to the DNC, as he did in 2004, but he will fulfill his duty as a superdelegate, even as he battles these false charges that “constrict his ability to lead,” and ultimately prove that he did not steal from the taxpayer coffers, did not obstruct justice, did not perjure himself, did not cover up a killing, did not assault a police officer, and no, those were never strippers in that room in the first place. He is a patriot, doing his duty as an American to ensure the election of Barack Obama.
After all, Gov. Granholm won’t pardon him. He’s going to need some friends in high places.