Question: Why doesn’t this memo rehashing the meeting between Attorney General Mike Cox and former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick record Cox asking the big question, “Was there a party?”

Strange, because in the related Free Press Story Free Press story,Cox said he asked the mayor about the rumored party at the end of the interview.

“I said: ‘There’s a question I have to ask you. Was there a party that you know of at the Manoogian Mansion?’ ” Cox said. “And he said, ‘No.’ “

That would never have flown in an episode of CSI: Miami, but in the one-act play, “Just a Meeting Between Two Politicians,” that’s all the proof Cox needed.