Friday, February 13, 2009
Kevin McCarthy’s Night Court Comments Come True
Shenanigans? Details of Rep. Burt’s Arrest Blacked Out
It seems that the police report from Rep. Kerry Burt’s arrest is creating more questions than providing his constituents answers about what really happened early Wednesday morning. Even personal information that is typically released has been blacked out. Charlotte Eby has the story here.
In Eby’s story the Ankeny Police Captain said, “Let me put it to you like this, we took an accident report, but I cannot put Kerry Burt behind the wheel at the accident, OK?” So, I know this sounds ridiculous, but I can’t specifically say that he was driving at the time of an accident. However, I can say that when our officers stopped Mr. Burt, that he was driving and we are – as a result of our investigation -- charging him with operating while under the influence of alcohol.”
I think people need a little more than the generic apology that Burt issued yesterday when he said, “I will work to assure that I never have a similar incident." Maybe he was still hung over, but that sentence doesn’t really make sense.
Another person I would like to hear from is House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy. You see back in October McCarthy was feeding the Des Moines Register court records of a few Republican candidates. In fact this is what he was quoted in the Register saying:
"If these candidates were elected to office, would not be a stretch that we would need to establish night court at the state Capitol, together with a bailiff and maybe bring in Jerry Springer to cover it."
Well since McCarthy’s golden boys got in trouble, he has some explaining to do. It is appropriate to hold McCarthy to the same high standard he was holding Republicans to back in October.
RIO Facebook Staffer Strikes Again
Facebook Rio staffer, Jacqui DiGiacinto, set up the visit where Homeland Secretary Janet Napolitano didn’t actually tour any of the flood damaged communities, instead she watched a DVD. DiGiacinto’s Facebook status said that she was in Cedar Rapids preparing for the event 3 days before the event occurred.
Seriously, how some of these people still have job?
Posted by Krusty at Friday, February 13, 2009