Beleaguered Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was not received warmly at the Red Wings victory extravaganza yesterday. Maybe it has something to do with the sundry scandals and the vetoing of the funds set aside to remove him from office. The booing doesn't even fade after the proffering of free beer. That's some antipathy you can take to the bank. Careful about the antipathy change machine. Those jerks take 10 percent.

Gotta say though, any politician in palpable hot water who has the balls to throws up a clear Nixon homage like that is deserving of some respect. There's probably also some racial element with a hockey crowd and a black mayor. No wonder Tiger Woods keeps a wide berth from that sport.