In this terrible economy, it's good to know one man was able to find work.
Of course, the fact that Kwame Kilpatrick got the job a week after he left jail, in a field in which he has no experience, at a six-figure wage, doesn't make people happy.
And the fact that his new employer, Compuware, laid off 250 people the same week it hired him, doesn't make people happy.
And the fact that Kilpatrick, Detroit's former mayor, has been proven a liar, cost his city millions of dollars, was convicted of felony perjury, and has a sense of entitlement that would shame Cleopatra, doesn't make people happy.
And let's be clear -- it shouldn't. This guy does not deserve "a break." This guy does not deserve the front of the line. This guy is lucky he did only 99 days behind bars, he owes this city $1 million, and at the very least, he should endure the same cold splash that tens of thousands of his former constituents are enduring these days -- unemployed and doing without.
This stinks to high heaven. Here we are in a huge economic downturn and this guy, who proved to be nothing but scum as a mayor, spits in all our faces by landing a sweetheart deal mere days after he got out the joint. Compuware should be ashamed of themselves. And is it worth even mentioning that if Kilpatrick was a disgraced former Republican politician, what would be the reaction to this news from the liberal press? Not to mention Al Sharpton and all his minions would be in Dallas right now making noise and protesting till kingdom come.