USAToday runs a brief exposé on former Arizona federal prosecutor Dennis Burke, the beleaguered Janet Napolitano toady, who hitched his wagon to her star, though ultimately crashing and burning. The news article, IG: Prosecutor improperly leaked ‘Fast and Furious’ memo, can be read here.
Burke had been at Janet Napolitano’s side for years, serving as her Chief-of-Staff when she was Governor and as Chief Assistant Attorney General, during her term as Attorney General. When Napolitano was Arizona’s U.S. Attorney, it was Burke who was at her right hand. Then he joined Napolitano in positioning himself on the Obama team. It all paid off — until it didn’t.
Now he appears to be in a heap ‘o trouble. Will Janet don her red cape and swoop in for a rescue? We’re not laying odds on that happening. Napolitano is no Clark Kent, and we’ve heard the warning that you don’t tug on superman’s cape.
Seeing Red AZ has tracked Dennis Burke’s bouncy career ride:
June 16, 2009: Napolitano crony likely Obama pick for U.S. Attorney
September 16, 2009: Dennis Burke confirmed as U.S. Attorney: What a surprise
October 11, 2010: Dennis Burke: AZ U.S. Attorney’s office “open for (special) business”
July 2, 2012: Dennis Burke exposed
August 30th, 2011: Dennis Burke, AZ US Attorney forced to resign amid scandal, cover-up