Wednesday, May 28, 2008

You say goodbye. I say hello.

Embattled Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick may have outdone himself. Under pressure to leave office in the midst of a sex scandal and felony charges of misconduct of office, obstruction of justice, purgery and conspiracy (among others), Kilpatrick has so far ignored all requests to step down.

The Detroit city council recently passed a resolution urging Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm to remove him from office. Mayor Kilpatrick's response? He vetoed the resolution. Isn't that awesome?

"We vote to remove you!"
"Veto."

Since it was a non-binding resolution that simply requested the action of the Governor, it is clear that he didn't have the legal authority to veto anything, prompting Council attorney Bill Goodman to call Kilpatrick "brainless". But you have to applaud the effort. What a douche!

1 comments:

  1. Brian Says:

    He should have tried Elaine Benes' method.

    Granholm: "I'd like your resignation on my desk by morning."

    Kilpatrick: "Wait, can I fire you?"

    Granholm: "No."

    It'd be worth a shot.