Congrats to Kwame Kilpatrick who narrowily edged out Baha Men lovin' Mitt Romney and suspect Bill Clinton to win Joker of the Week last week and thanks to all of you who voted.
And just when I was starting to compile this week's list of contenders, I ran across a video of Kilpatrick's mother, Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick, defending her son's honor telling people "don't let them talk about ya'll's boy." And then she said people fought too hard for this. (insert blank stare). Why thank you Congresswoman. Way to skirt the issue and make this a race matter and not about your son committing perjury, sleeping around and letting down his constituents and those who believed in him. Seeing her put everything into perspective for me...
So I'm going to do something we rarely do at CITC and award this week's Joker prize to the Mother/Son team of Carolyn and Kwame. They earned it!
One amendment - 50 Cent would have been nominated this week after remarking that he was voting for Hillary Clinton, in part because America is not ready for a black president, and they would probably kill him. Shrewd.