Monday, March 24, 2008

Lets Play "Guess That Party!"

We probably should as the AP seems only capable of striking the "(R)" symbols on their computer keyboards......

John at Power Line: "Guess That Party!

The Mayor of Detroit has been charged with perjury. The Associated Press covers the story:

'Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, a one-time rising star and Detroit's youngest elected leader, was charged Monday with perjury and other counts after sexually explicit text messages contradicted his sworn denials of an affair with a top aide.'

The AP tells us a lot about the "popular yet polarizing 37-year-old mayor," yet, in a 19-paragraph story, it never gets around to mentioning what political party he belongs to. So let's fill that gap by referring to Kilpatrick's Wikipedia entry:

Kilpatrick briefly addressed the 2004 Democratic National Convention. He is currently Vice President of the National Conference of Democratic Mayors and its representative to the Democratic National Committee. Kilpatrick served as the leader of the Democratic Caucus when elected to the Michigan State House of Representatives, making him the first African American to hold a leadership position in the Michigan Legislature.

Kilpatrick has been in the news as one of the superdelegates who will select the Democratic Party's nominee this year.

If only the AP had been similarly reticent about Mark Foley!"

Quite possibly the "(D)" series is not working on their keyboard!