Detroit’s favorite incarcerated political consultant Sam Riddle opened up to a fellow inmate/blogger in a wide-ranging jail house interview
posted today where he defends Kid Rock, ripped Adolph Mongo and advocates that prison alums form their own political lobby.
Oh yeah, and Riddle wants to work for the FBI when he gets on the outside.
The interviewer, Robert Rosso, is sort of the Morely Safer of the Butner Federal Correctional Complex in North Carolina where he is serving life on drug charges, according to his web site. Rosso’s first big “get” was an interview with another bunkmate, Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff. According to Rosso’s post, Riddle, who is serving 37 months in prison, arrived in February.
In the interview, Rosso brought up Glenn Beck’s recent Hiroshima/Detroit comparison and asked Riddle “what do you think happened to Detroit?”
“It was not the unions or Democratic Party politics that caused the Motor City to run out of gas,” Riddle said. “The stench of political corruption wafts over a Detroit that was failed miserably by its super black super bad ass misleadership we can’t be in denial about that ugly reality so Beck is not completely off base. When I am released I would like to work with the U.S. Justice Department as a resource to conduct seminars for elected officials, officeholders and political appointees to prevent the behavior patterns that result in corrupt governmental practices.”
Among the other highlights:
- Riddle doesn’t like Donald Trump or his hair: “With Donald Trump nipping at his heels, Glenn Beck has a lock on being America’s premier a—–e.” Beck’s analogy is “as asinine as Trumps’ haircut.
- Riddle defends the Detroit NAACP’s decision to honor Kid Rock at their upcoming fundraiser and picks at his rival Mongo for protesting because of Kid Rock’s use of the Confederate Flag.
“Mongo need(s) to get a life and let the confederate s**t go. Hell, how long can we fight the Civil War? Natural allies, poor whites and poor blacks are driven apart by the wedge politics of race. I love Kid Rock’s music and I love Kid Rock unabashedly. Get over it jerkwaters.”
- Riddle explains the origin of his incarceration: “In Washington they call what I did lobbying. In Detroit they call it ‘corruption’.”
- Riddle imagines the power that “graduates from the University of Prisons” could have if they organized.
“Even presidential candidates would have to take note of such a group, just as they do with unions, block clubs and senior associations. Ex cons could easily become political players solely on their voting numbers. If the ex-cons refuse to ride in the hip pocket of the Democratic party they could wield real influence.”
- Riddle’s take on prison life so far: “I’m doing my time. I hate it. I can’t wait to get out.”