What did the former mayor of Flint, Mich., do that has the Internet brewing?

What did the former mayor of Flint, Mich., do that has the Internet brewing?

by / November 8, 2012

Answer: erect a bronze statue of himself

It turns out that the RoboCop statue in Detroit, Mich., isn't the only monument making news. North of Detroit is Flint, birthplace of General Motors and home to a bronze statue of former Mayor Don Williamson. What has the Internet brewing though, isn't that the statue exists, but where it exists. It turns out Williamson erected an 8-foot bronze version of his bod outside the entrance of his home. Media outlets like Yahoo poked fun at the idea and HuffPost Detroit readers made various comments about it. Perhaps Williamson has surveillance cameras so it doesn't end up like the Abraham Lincoln statue.

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Karen Stewartson

Karen Stewartson served as the managing editor of Government Technology for many years. She also contributed to Public CIO and Emergency Management magazines.