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Watch for Comeback Kid-Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick Sunday, September 7, 2008

Filed under: News — ilovemypublicist @ 7:55 pm



Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick standing with his wife, Carlita, addresses the media in Detroit on Thursday.

Let there be no doubt: Kwame Kilpatrick intends to return.

On a day when his childhood dreams of being mayor ended with guilty pleas and his resignation, Kilpatrick let everyone know that, at age 38, he wholeheartedly expects to be a leader again.

“I want to tell you, Detroit, that you done set me up for a comeback,” Kilpatrick said Thursday in the last, near-defiant words of a brief goodbye speech to the city.

Kilpatrick took to the airwaves for about 20 minutes. In a speech that was vintage Kilpatrick, he acknowledged mistakes but brimmed with bravado. Surrounded by his wife, Carlita, mother, U.S. Rep. Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick, and other relatives, the outgoing mayor was greeted with whoops, “amens” and applause as he reeled off his accomplishments.


Kilpatrick is banned from seeking office during his five-year probation, but if he wants to lead again, he will likely have to follow a well-worn path to redemption. It will include an honest appraisal of his sins and public penance.  Then he has to disappear.

Until the reality show deal.


Why Tomato should sue Chilli Pepper Friday, September 5, 2008

Filed under: News — ilovemypublicist @ 7:01 pm


Since the government announced it was investigating whether tomatoes caused the outbreak that began in April, the nation’s tomato industry estimates it has lost more than $100 million. Health investigators have not able to find tomatoes that contained the salmonella strain that sickened more than 1,330 people– which led to chile peppers being pulled from menus and grocery shelves. The outbreak is one of the largest salmonella outbreaks ever in the U.S., and the largest foodborne outbreak in the last 10 years that is based on confirmed cases.

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