Charming, Duplicious, Apologetic: M.L. Elrick on K.M. Kilpatrick
M.L. Elrick writes that he has been covering Kwame Kilpatrick since before he was first elected mayor in 2001, and Elrick says it is amazing how little Kilpatrick has changed.
"He is slimmer," writes Elrick. "And his political superstar has gone super nova. Pleading guilty to obstruction of justice and being indicted on dozens of corruption charges will have that effect.
"But the classic Kilpatrick traits – charm, disarm, exaggerate, prevaricate, explain, complain – are all still in full effect.
At least that's my impression after spending two hours with Hizzoner at the Hotel St. Regis on Thursday night, where Kilpatrick held a Q&A with the members of the Detroit Chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists."