Saturday, August 16, 2008
Kwame Obama: hey, it's only ten felony charges!
Barack Obama just breathed a sigh of relief.
A judge ruled that his good friend Detroit Mayor (and Democratic superdelegate) Kwame Kilpatrick could not attend the Democratic National Convention.
Just a few months ago, Barack Obama vocally endorsed Kilpatrick, embracing the mayor and stating that he had done "an outstanding job" and brought about a "renaissance" in Detroit.
"He is a leader not just in Detroit, not just in Michigan, but all across the country people look to him... we know he'll be doing astounding things in the years to come."
Astounding, alright. Ten felony charges including perjury, obstruction of justice, misconduct of office, and two counts of assaulting police officers.
As Jim Geraghty observed, "When video of Obama embracing Kilpatrick is playing, suddenly McCain's embrace of Bush doesn't look so bad anymore, huh?"
And since Democrats like to call the maverick McBush, I think it's fair to call the Democratic candidate Kwame Obama.