Kwame Kilpatrick Isn’t Home in Southlake

The best passages in today’s Detroit News story about disgraced former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, who now lives in Southlake and works in Downtown Dallas:

Beneath the mansion’s arched brick entryway, two imposing oak doors tower over a gold-colored welcome mat bearing a script letter “K.” The doorbell chimes an elegant melody. Seconds later, a familiar baritone calls out from behind the portside door’s peephole:

“Can I help you?”

“Mr. Kilpatrick?”

“Yeah?” His tone is suspicious.

“I’m with The Detroit News. I’d like to –”

“Uh-uh. You need to leave.” …

“Isn’t there anything you’d like to say to the people of Detroit?”

There was a pause.

“Kwame Kilpatrick isn’t here,” said the voice.

“He isn’t?”

“No. He’s out of town. I don’t know when he’s coming back.”

And then the reporter makes the understatement of the year:

The differences between Detroit and Kilpatrick’s adopted city are stark.

A neighbor says Kilpatrick has “fit right in.”

UPDATE: He may have spoken out on his Facebook fan page — if it’s really his.

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