Wednesday, January 30, 2008

What I'd like to hear tonight

"My fellow Detroiters.

Let me begin by apologizing to you for my conduct in concealing my extramarital romantic involvement with Christine Beatty. I have betrayed my wife, my children, and the longtime friendship I shared with both her and her former husband, Lou. And I betrayed the trust that the voters of this city placed in me when they elected me to a second term in 2005.

Because of this, I have decided to resign my post as mayor of Detroit, effective immediately. I can no longer effectively run the city and continue the great progress we have made with this scandal hanging over my head. I acted inappropriately by attempting to conceal our handling of the Gary Brown matter and further, by pre-emptively settling this lawsuit with taxpayer dollars in an attempt to keep the affair and our untruthful denials of it secret.

I speak to you from my church, because I am humbled before God and am asking His grace and forgiveness and for yours. Again, I apologize for the shame and dismay this conduct has brought to my family and to the city that nurtured me and that I love. I believe this is the best way to continue moving forward to the Next Detroit.

Thank you."

What I will hear tonight:

Blah blah blah outside white media suburban interests taking down black man blah blah hubris blah blah ego blah blah race-baiting blah blah not my fault.



Anna said...

I hope he takes the personal responsibility route, too. Will you update us tomorrow on what happens? (For those of us not in the Detroit area).

Have a good evening!

Jennifer said...

Spot on:

tripmom827 said...

So, which was it??? We don't get to hear about this in Pittsburgh. No, we are too busy hearing about how our mayor and our former coroner use tax payer money to go to fancy places and do fancy things. I think I need to get into elected office. Then I might be able to use some of my own money!

Small side note, I am SHOCKED at how much home values have dropped in Michigan. When Rob and I were looking to move 2 years ago, I couldn't find anything near my parents for under $300,000. Now there are several houses: 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths UNDER $200,000. Too bad there still are no jobs. :)

Kerri said...

Wow! I don't know who you are, but I love it! I linked to your page through Amy (apt).

caramama said...

If only you were his speech writer...