Friday, October 24, 2008

The Mayor Responds

Did anyone really think Flint Mayor Don Williamson would confront the recall effort to remove him from office in a calm, rational way?

The Flint Journal reports:

"They have tricked people into signing petitions under false pretenses. They have intimidated some of our citizens with the 'n' word. They used threatening tactics like the people over at ACORN and one knife-wielding individual was jailed," Williamson said from a prepared speech.

Williamson did take a break from his ranting to ask Circuit Court Judge Joseph Farah to "place a stay on any possible recall election while the mayor files appeals opposing the recall."

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