Prominent Congressman's Home an Eyesore


Add this to the list of "made in Detroit": a longtime congressman who let his house become a neighborhood eyesore.

Ah, Detroit -- a city with such promise, at least if Super Bowl car ads and Eminem are to be believed. But there's always a kick in the tires, it seems, for the Motor City. This one comes from Democratic Rep. John Conyers (pictured below) who's been in Washington since 1966 and pretty much lives there full-time but maintains a residence in his home state (a "placeholder" in Beltway parlance) in order to keep his job. [Note: He is also an occasional blogger for The Huffington Post.]