Has any legislator ever had a freshman year like Kerry Burt? If so, did they serve out the rest of their term? I doubt it. This guy isn’t just an embarrassment to the Iowa Democratic Party, Pat Murphy, Kevin McCarthy, and Chet Culver, but to all Iowans. Kerry Burt needs to resign today.
Who the hell does he think he is anyway? I never knew being a state representative was such a big deal that a person could think that they are somehow special. Think about it. Can you imagine a representative like Dwayne Alons acting like Kerry Burt did? I sure can’t. This leads me to believe that Burt’s behavior is nothing new. I’m sure throughout his entire life he has expected special treatment because he played college football, was a firefighter, or served as a state legislator.
I’m also a little disturbed that instead of calling his family when arrested, he called Pat Murphy and some big shots at the Iowa Department of Public Safety. What’s up with that? Maybe more disturbing is the fact that Courtney Greene, the Communications Director for the department had warned Rep. Burt about being photographed or recorded drinking with the Governor. Green even told Burt that she would drive Burt home if he got drunk at the party.
Seriously, is Greene in some sort of relationship with Rep. Burt? Why would he call Greene instead of his live-in girlfriend, who is an assistant county attorney in Waterloo? Is this what our Government officials do to earn their government pay checks? Provide council on how not to get busted drinking and be on call all night to drive a drunk legislator home? This is an embarrassment of epic proportions.
Maybe Erin Kiernan from channel 13 can help us figure out what the relationship between Rep. Burt and Courtney Green is. Green worked at WHO TV before joining the Iowa Department of Public Safety. Kiernan forgot to mention that in last night’s story. Maybe it’s just a slip up, but Erin Kiernan and Green are best buds.
Looks like Erin is only going to be able to cover those fluff stories about the zoo in the future since her friend and husband, IDP Chairman Michael Kiernan, are all over the news lately…
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