Geoffrey Fieger http://michiganradio.org en Commentary: Detroit’s next mayor? http://michiganradio.org/post/commentary-detroit-s-next-mayor-0 <p>Twelve years ago, I went to talk to Geoffrey Fieger, Michigan’s most flamboyant attorney. Fieger told me he was thinking about&nbsp;running for mayor of Detroit, and wanted to know what I thought.</p><p>I told him I thought it was an absolutely brilliant idea with only three fatal flaws. “What do you mean?” he said. “Well, first of all, you don’t live there,” I said. Fieger told me he could buy a house anywhere. I didn’t dispute that.</p><p>But there was a second problem. I told him, you aren’t going to get elected because you aren’t black. Detroiters aren’t ready to vote for a white mayor. “You’re wrong,” Fieger said. “They love me.”</p><p> Wed, 27 Feb 2013 14:19:14 +0000 Jack Lessenberry 11438 at http://michiganradio.org Commentary: Detroit’s next mayor? Commentary: Detroit’s next mayor http://michiganradio.org/post/commentary-detroit-s-next-mayor <p>Ten years or so ago, I went to talk to the powerful and flamboyant medical malpractice lawyer Geoffrey Fieger, probably best known for successfully defending Dr. Jack Kevorkian in a series of sensational, high-profile assisted suicide trials.</p><p>He said he was thinking about running for mayor of Detroit, and wanted my confidential advice. I told him I thought that was a brilliant idea, but that there were only three things wrong with it.</p> Thu, 27 Sep 2012 12:50:53 +0000 Jack Lessenberry 9260 at http://michiganradio.org Commentary: Detroit’s next mayor A Conversation with Geoffrey Fieger: Politics Today http://michiganradio.org/post/conversation-geoffrey-fieger-politics-today <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/michigan/local-michigan-993736.mp3</p><p><font color="#000000" face="Arial" id="role_document" size="2"><font size="4"><font size="4"><font size="4"><font size="4">Virtually everyone knows Geoffrey Fieger, the attorney whose first name often seems to be &ldquo;flamboyant.&rdquo;</font></font></font></font></font></p> Mon, 14 Nov 2011 18:46:14 +0000 Jack Lessenberry 4980 at http://michiganradio.org A Conversation with Geoffrey Fieger: Politics Today