Thursday, August 7, 2008

What's Left to Say?

For all those coming out of a coma right at this moment, there is some small amount of news today about Detroit's mayor, Mr. Kwame Kilpatrick. As the general purpose of my blog is to discuss all things Michigan and Detroit is the hamster wheel that drives the state, the natural conclusion of even the shortly post-coma readers would be that this would seem to be ripe subject matter for me. You're right, it should be great material, but I just have absolutely nothing to say at the moment. Maybe I will eventually, but right now, nothing.

The biggest problem from which I am suffering is two-fold. Fold the first: Every media outlet in the world is covering this story in some form or another. The story even made the front page of CNN.com and Time.com. Perhaps I could comment on how Kwame's actions are devastating the already-tarnished view of Detroit both inside and outside of Michigan, but you can already find better written commentary on this subject without too much looking. Perhaps I could write about how the possible revival of the city is on hold until someone with honor and respect is elected mayor, or that the citizens of Detroit are not doing enough to demand the ouster of Kwame. Again, though, professional journalists have been writing about this subject for months and months.

Fold the second: It is abundantly clear that no matter who writes what about Kwame, the man appears distressingly bulletproof. Mitch Albom could dedicate an entire article tomorrow to developing news that Kwame kills and eats babies. For dinner, Kwame would then hold a news conference at the Manoogian where he publicly kills and eats a baby and then returns to work with a smile the following day with a necklace of baby teeth.

For having nothing to say, I guess I have a lot to say. I will endeavor to somehow have an original thought on this mess, but for now suffice it to say Kwame Kilpatrick kills and eats babies.

1 comment:

TimChi said...

How true - it is as difficult to have an original thought about this mess as it is to sway public opinion against Kwame.

At this point, it's up to Granholm, and that's all there is to it. Not very promising, but she's all we have.