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Ex-Flint mayor puts up statue of self outside home

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DAVISON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) -

A former Flint mayor who resigned in 2009 while facing a recall election has put up a bronze statue of himself outside the gated entrance of his home.

The Flint Journal reports the statue of Don Williamson in Genesee County's Davison Township, near Flint, is surrounded by six bronze lions.

On the back of the base of the Williamson statue are the words: "The Colonel's Inc. Founded by Donald J. Williamson May 10, 1984. His motto `Success is the best revenge."'

Williamson says the statue was made 20 years ago. He says it was at The Colonel's Inc., an auto parts company at which he made his fortune.

Williamson says the lions were imported by his wife. Of the lion statues, he joked: "Careful, one of them is alive."

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Information from: The Flint Journal, http://www.mlive.com/flint

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