…the chair of the judiciary committee in the Montana house of representatives, Krayton Kerns.
Let’s hear it for Kerns, who wrote a column this week excoriating a local business owner who refused to publicly disclose his support for the TEA party lawmaker (saying that would be “political suicide”). Kerns then used the same column to lash out against members of his own party who would require businesses to disclose their financial support for political candidates.
Our winner is so upset that he uses his column to out the owner, using the hardware store owner’s first name in a one-hardware-store town, saying, in essence, that anonymity is the security blanket of the insane.
“when I became a candidate, I traded my security blanket of anonymity for the sword and shield of truth, because to remain quiet and watch the country collapse would be insane.”
When it comes to insanity one could argue that Kerns quite audaciously straddles that line. Hypocrisy, however, is clearly an essential attribute for the Kerns, Wittich, Priest bunch. It’s also clear that supporting even the smallest ethical reform in Republican circles is a major faux pas.