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Boston mayor apologizes for Detroit comments

Detroit Mayor Dave Bing listens during a news conference at the Chrysler Mack I auto plant in Detroit, Michigan November 15, 2012. REUTERS/R
Detroit Mayor Dave Bing listens during a news conference at the Chrysler Mack I auto plant in Detroit, Michigan November 15, 2012. REUTERS/R

DETROIT (WKZO) -- Boston Mayor Thomas Menino is backtracking on comments he made last week about Detroit when he said he'd quote, "blow up the place and start over."

Menino went on a Boston radio station Wednesday to apologize, saying he used a "poor choice of words."  Detroit Mayor Dave Bing this week called his counterpart's remarks "unfortunate" adding "I would think the mayor of a city that recently experienced a deadly bombing attack would be more sensitive and not use the phrase 'blow up.'"

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