A "rare" 2007 greeting card featuring embattled Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, his wife Carlita and their 3 sons is the subject of an intense bidding war on eBay at this hour.

The current bid stands at $154 and was said to be placed by the Mayor's former lover Christine Beatty who wanted the greeting card to remember him by since he hung her out to dry has reportedly taken up with another woman who isn't his wife.

Beatty resigned her position as the Mayor's chief of staff yesterday after text messages revealed the extent of her sordid relationship with the Mayor. Po' thang.

Why is everyone expressing shock at the revelations that Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick carried on an illicit affair with his sexy chief of staff, Christine Beatty? That should have been a no brainer (so to speak). All women should know if you are married to a handsome man who is in a position of power - expect your man to cheat.

You can face the facts or you can live in constant denial. If you find your man irresistible, chances are other women do too. It isn't always your man's fault: it is preordained that a man cannot reject the advances of a beautiful woman. When God said man should be fruitful and multiply, he wasn't talking about growing crops.

According to the Detroit Free Press, text messages show Kilpatrick and his chief of staff, Christine Beatty, lied at the whistle-blower trial when they testified last summer they did not have a sexual relationship.

Apparently a few of the Mayor's male staff members blew the whistle on the couple. Kilpatrick emphatically denied the allegations that he behaved improperly with Beatty. "I think it was pretty demoralizing to her -- you have to know her -- but it's demoralizing to me as well," he said then. "I think it's absurd to assert that every woman that works with a man is a whore.

But the text messages prove otherwise:

"I'm madly in love with you," Kilpatrick wrote on Oct. 3, 2002.

"I hope you feel that way for a long time," Beatty answered. "In case you haven't noticed, I am madly in love with you, too!"

Beatty: "And, did you miss me, sexually?"

Kilpatrick: "Hell yeah! You couldn't tell. I want some more. "

Remember ladies: it's in a man's nature to lie about the other woman even to the point of accusing others of lying on him. But your instincts never lie.

Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick kisses his wife in Florida yesterday. Click image to enlarge.