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Political Scandal: Kwame Kilpatrick should resign...

I have been completely consumed with the hot mess called Detroit politics. It has all of the elements of a good soap opera --sex, lies, and text messages . On March 24, 2008, Kwame Kilpatrick , Mayor of Detroit , was charged with perjury, conspiracy, obstruction of justice and misconduct in office, charges in which he faces time in prison if convicted. Conviction of these crimes would also cause him to lose his mayoral position. However, shouldn't Kilpatrick simply resign anyway? In addition to his legal troubles, Kilpatrick’s tenure has been marked by various scandals and plagued by suspicions of ethical misconduct. To summarize, throughout his administration Kilpatrick has been accused of lying, cheating, and stealing. And some of those allegations have proven true. Viewed individually, you may have various opinions about the allegations. Viewed collectively, you will find them incredibly embarrassing for Kilpatrick and his beloved city. And even if you don&#