Thursday, January 14, 2010

The words of King Kwame: ideal throne reading

This really has to touch a raw nerve with the former mayor. Not only did Kwame Kilpatrick’s bad decisions and subsequent lies get him bounced from office, but the guys who are largely responsible for revealing those bad decisions and subsequent lies are now cashing in on the whole ordeal.

Free Press reporters M.L. Elrick and Jim Schaefer have published a book called “The Kwame Sutra”, a pocket-sized journal highlighting many of the strange, funny and often ridiculous musings that Kwame said or texted during his time in office. There wasn’t a lot of additional writing involved for Elrick and Schaefer; it’s almost entirely a book of quotations (a select few are rated-R.)

I met Elrick yesterday and, as luck would have it, he had a few copies in his coat pocket, so I grabbed one. Twenty minutes later I finished reading it. (The book is an ideal addition to your bathroom reading offerings.) Much of what’s in the book I’d already heard or read, but to see some of Kwame’s comments positioned side by side is pretty funny. You can pick up “The Kwame Sutra” for about $8. I’m not sure if it’s available in stores, but you can find it online at