Detroit Mayor Sex Scandal Revealed, But Not That He's a Democrat

January 24th, 2008 9:22 AM

Mayor Kwame M. Kilpatrick was at age 31 the youngest elected Mayor in the history of Detroit, the Motor City. Now, at 38, he is also the Vice President of the National Conference of Democratic Mayors as well as that organization's representative to the Democratic National Committee. He also seems to have a problem with appropriate behavior... then lies about it to try to cover it up. But one thing he doesn't seem to have to worry about is the MSM telling people he's a Democrat!

In a series of articles with ongoing coverage the Detroit Free Press reveals the attempted cover-up of an affair between Mayor Kilpatrick and his chief of staff, Christine Beatty.

Apparently, the long and short of it is that the Mayor's police security detail had undue overtime. When the police force investigated, they discovered wild parties and a cover up of the overtime. The police also uncovered during the investigation hints of the Mayors various secret affairs through text messages to his chief of staff and various other women. Suddenly, Detroit's police chief was fired so he filed a wrongful termination suit against the mayor claiming that he was fired to cover up the mayor's affairs.

Blah, blah, blah, etc., etc., etc. Just another messy sex cover up, really.

But, so far, we get the story in the Detroit Free Press (Here and several other stories), the Associated Press, and the Lansing State Journal (with a report from the Free Press), as well as TV station WDIV's repost of another AP report, and The Detroit News version.

But, not one source so far identifies the Mayor as a Democrat, and a prominent one at that.

So, here is the question I have: If this were a Republican who was a prominent member of a Republican Mayor's Association and a major player in the RNC, would the news be so silent on his party affiliation?

Somehow, I doubt it. How about you?

Here is the Free Press's time-line article that gives a pretty basic idea of what transpired if you're interested.