Thursday, August 07, 2008

Name That Party: Kwame Kilpatrick Edition

Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was ordered jail by a judge after violating the terms of his bond as part of his perjury case.
The mayor made an unauthorized trip to Canada last month, leading the county prosecutor's office to request Kilpatrick be punished and triggering the judge's ruling.

Only minutes earlier, the mayor offered an apology to the court, telling District Court Judge Ronald Giles that for seven months, "I've been living in an incredible state of pressure and scrutiny."

But Giles sent the mayor to jail anyway, telling him he would have given any defendant the same treatment.

"What matters to me though is how the court overall is perceived and how if it was not Kwame Kilpatrick sitting in that seat, if it was John Six-Pack sitting in that seat, what would I do? And that answer is simple," he said.
Sadly lacking? The political affiliation of Mayor Kilpatrick. But, we know how these things go.

He's a Democrat. Would a GOPer get the same treatment? I think not. Fairness is all that I ask. Then again, this is the AP we're talking about.

The New York Times apparently got the memo. They decided to play name that party as well. Jammie catches Kwame's home town paper, the Detroit Free Press, doing the same.

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