More good news for Detroiters: Detroit’s Kilpatrick makes Time’s worst-mayor list (Detroit Free Press)

Time Magazine has taken notice of Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick—and it’s not for its Person of the Year award.

Kilpatrick was named one of the nation’s worst big-city mayors in the newsweekly’s survey of 29 municipal executives. The magazine, which hits newsstands today, said it consulted with urban experts, at least one of whom zinged the mayor for spending $24,995 of city money to lease his family a Lincoln Navigator that was as red as the ink on the city’s balance sheet.

Time quoted Governing Magazine Executive Editor Alan Ehrenhalt as saying Kilpatrick had “a tin ear for symbolism.”