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"Quick Takes" Continued...

Issue: "Four horsemen of the apocalypse," Oct. 4, 2008

Crazy talk

In terms of outrageous Detroit politicians, City Council President Pro Tem Monica Conyers has a long way to go-but she's off to a good start. Walking out of an elevator in a Detroit courthouse, Conyers began screaming at news media that had assembled in the lobby. "You are all evil! Please leave me alone!" she shouted at reporters who had not even asked a question yet. Conyers has had altercations with other city officials, but she'll have to step up her antics to match those of disgraced former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, who was forced to resign from office on Sept. 18 in connection with two guilty pleas to felony charges of obstruction of justice.

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