February 11, 2009, - 4:08 pm
Mo’ Mrs. Conyers Stooopid: Detroit Cops Restrain Her, Chauffeur Her Son to Swanky Prep School in ‘Burbs
By Debbie Schlussel
When Monica Conyers–the crazed wife/beard of Commie Congressman John Conyers–became the President of the Detroit City Council, she promised the media that she’d learned her lesson and would start behaving like an adult. She also said she would tone down her behavior.
If you believed her, I have some land under the Detroit River to sell you (and it’s not in the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel, which she wanted to name after hubby John).
To those who were realists, we weren’t disappointed. It’s not just that Mrs. Conyers apparently took bribes and is a subject of an FBI investigation. She’ll likely be indicted for the Synagro sludge contract scam. But the Missus is in the news, today, for entirely new, unrelated different negative stories.
First, there’s the fact that Conyers improperly used a Detroit-owned car and enlisted Detroit Police Department cops chauffeur her son to Cranbrook, the Detroit area’s swankiest private school and one of its most expensive. The last time Cranbrook was in the news was in the ’80s, when it came out that Cranbrook officials drew bagels on the applications of prospective Jewish students, in order to keep Jewish enrollment down. The Detroit Newsistan doesn’t name the school, but it’s Cranbrook. Previously, the Conyers forced one of his Congressional staffers to serve as cook, butler, and chauffeur to Cranbrook for their two sons.
Monica Conyers’ chutzpahdik response to this improper use of Detroit city property and personnel to chauffeur her kids 15 miles outside the city to fancyland: “People are jealous.” Damn right, they’re “jealous.” Maybe they’re jealous that they don’t get taxes to fund a private chauffeur and town-car to their kids’ school.
Then, there’s Mrs. Conyers latest tantrum, at which security had to restrain her. She accused a councilman of having cancer and exhibited assorted other outrageous behavior:
Detroit City Council President Monica Conyers had to be restrained during a confrontation last week with Councilman Kwame Kenyatta in which she hurled insults at Kenyatta about his hearing aid, health and education.
Kenyatta would not discuss who said what except to deny Conyers’ assertion in the argument that he has cancer and to say he never raised his voice. . . .
Sources who described the incident on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the matter said the Feb. 4 argument escalated after Conyers called Kenyatta stupid, following his insistence that she submit in writing her request to cut his budget.
When Kenyatta asked her what she said, Conyers responded he needed to learn how to talk to a woman.
Kenyatta shot back that when he was with a woman, he would do so. That prompted Conyers to yell at Kenyatta that he was stupid, citing his lack of a college degree, to tell him he “can’t hear” — a dig at his hearing aid — and to try to rub in his face rumors that Kenyatta has cancer.
As at least one council staffer and a council security officer restrained Conyers while she tried to walk toward Kenyatta, he retorted that he hears just fine, doesn’t have cancer and told her she needs help. Kenyatta made a report with the council’s security unit about the incident, which took place in his office.
In the past, I told you about Mrs. Conyers’ many other insane exploits in instability, including her shouting match calling then City Council President Kenneth Cockrell, “Shrek”, and screaming tirade at hotel management at a Denver hotel for not having giant suites for her during the Democratic National Convention.
The good news in all of this is that Kenneth Cockrell, who is now Mayor of Detroit, will not win election to this position, which he filled when Mayor Kwame “The Kingpin” Kilpatrick resigned. If he loses–and it looks like he will–he will return to the Detroit City Council President position, and she will just be a Councilwoman. Sadly, she’ll still be a Councilwoman.
Happily, she’ll continue to provide me with humorous, clownish behavior for the immediate future, regardless.
Here’s a video reminder of the esteemed Monica Conyers, comedy star:
Do it, baby.