One of the enduring mysteries from Kwame Kilpatrick’s past is the identity of Carmen Slowski. She’s the woman Kilpatrick allegedly accompanied to a North Carolina spa in 2008 in the wake of the text-message scandal involving his mistress, former Chief of Staff Christine Beatty.
We still don’t know who she is, but federal prosecutors kissed on the subject when they flashed a summary of checks, including one for $746 for his getaway at the Grove Park Inn.
In January 2008, WXYZ-TV (Channel 7) reported that Kilpatrick visited the Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa in the western mountains of North Carolina with a woman who wasn’t his wife.
According to the Channel 7 report, the woman identified herself as Carmen Slowski at the spa. The name “Slowski” is similar to the name of the Slowskys, husband and wife turtles featured in several Comcast Cable commercials.
Kilpatrick soaked in a luxury resort hot tub and got a massage with Slowski, according to the televised report, which endures on YouTube. The trip was paid for by organizers of a prayer breakfast where Kilpatrick was a keynote speaker.