When it comes to the art of the public apology, Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick may have set a new gold standard in his public apology for his alleged affair with chief of staff Christine Beatty. The view link is below. He used an actual church as a backdrop and his wife as something of a prop for the occasion. The problem is that, while such scenes may resonate with voters who tend to love a repentant sinner, it still does not create a defense to what appears a very compelling criminal case for perjury.
Kilpatrick’s political and legal fortunes seem quite low after allegedly lying on the stand and spending millions of public dollars in part to cover-up an affair. For the full story and case for perjury, click here
Of course, as noted in this prior column, the art of the public apology was perfected by Bill Clinton.
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