Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Replacing Hastert? Mayor Burns, 14th CD Republican Primary candidate, Cable and soon streaming

Geneva Mayor Kevin Burns, one of three Republican Primary Candidates in the 14th CD race: You know, I am pro-Life.

Jeff Berkowitz: You’re pro-Life?

Mayor Kevin Burns: Absolutely.

Jeff Berkowitz: And, that means, individually, you are pro-Life?
This week’s Chicago metro suburban edition of Public Affairs features Kevin Burns, Geneva Mayor and one of three 14th Cong. Dist. Republican Primary candidates (Other candidates who are running in the Republican Primary include Senator Chris Lauzen (R-Aurora) and Jim Oberweis from Sugar Grove). See below for the Public Affairs suburban airing schedule.
The show with Mayor and 14th CD candidate Kevin Burns also airs through-out the City of Chicago this coming Monday night [September 17] at 8:30 pm on Cable Ch. 21 [CANTV] and on Monday night [Sep. 17] at 7:30 pm on Aurora Community Television, on Comcast Cable Ch. 10 in Aurora and some surrounding areas. The Aurora station reaches all of Aurora, Bristol, Big Rock and parts of Oswego, Sandwich, Sugar Grove and Montgomery.
You may also soon watch the show with Mayor Kevin Burns, as well as soon to be posted shows with Senator Garrett and former Senator Rauschenberger on your computer at PublicAffairsTV.com. In addition to the soon to be posted shows, recently posted shows on the "Public Affairs," podcast page feature a show with Senators Durbin and Dodd, Cong. Kucinich and others; Democratic Presidential Candidates Senator Barack Obama and Governor Richardson; possible Republican opponents to Senator Durbin next fall: Dr. Steve Sauerberg and Jim Nalepa; and 14 TH Cong. Dist. Democratic Primary Candidates Jotham Stein and John Laesch and 14th Cong. Dist. Republican Primary candidate Senator Chris Lauzen (R-Aurora). Additional previously posted shows feature Presidential candidates Giuliani, McCain and Cox, and many other pols and opinion makers. You may also watch these "Public Affairs," shows, and others, at www.itunes.com
For a general discussion of the 14th Cong. District race and Cong. Hastert's decision not to seek re-election, go here.
Kevin Burns, 43, a 14th CD Republican Primary candidate who has lived in the District since he was 10, has been Mayor of Geneva (Population: 25,000) for the last six years, is generally referred to as the "moderate," in the 14th CD Republican Primary race and is a professional fund raiser for Midwestern University, debates and discusses with show host and executive legal recruiter Jeff Berkowitz whether the U. S. should pursue more offense and/or defense in the global war on terrorism, more warrantless wiretaps, more aggressive interrogations of detainees at Gitmo, stay or change the course in Iraq, pursue more or less free trade, follow the Iraq Study Group's recommendations, pursue comprehensive immigration reform, make the Bush tax cuts permanent, pursue universal health care, keep abortions legal, require parental notice and/or parental consent, maintain the current ban on partial birth abortions, permit civil unions and/or same sex marriage, renew the federal assault weapon ban, permit concealed carry and much, much more.
A partial transcript of the "Public Affairs," show with guest Mayor Kevin Burns (R-Geneva) is included, below:
Partial Birth abortion bans:

Jeff Berkowitz: …Are there any abortions that aren’t permitted under the current law?

Mayor Kevin Burns (R-Geneva), 14th CD Republican Primary candidate: Well, certainly partial birth abortions.

Jeff Berkowitz: That [congressional ban] has been upheld [by the U. S. Supreme Court].

Mayor Kevin Burns: Absolutely.

Jeff Berkowitz: And, that had an exception for the life of the mother, but not for the health of the mother. Are you okay with that?

What does it mean to be pro-Life?

Mayor Kevin Burns: You know, I am pro-Life.

Jeff Berkowitz: You’re Pro-Life?

Mayor Kevin Burns: Absolutely.

Jeff Berkowitz: And, that means individually, you are pro-Life?

Mayor Kevin Burns: Clearly.

Jeff Berkowitz: You and your wife would probably not choose to have an abortion.

Mayor Kevin Burns: That means that I came to that decision through reflective thinking of my own and I have every respect for everyone else who perhaps has a different opinion.

Jeff Berkowitz: But, you are not pro-Life in the sense that you would like to see Roe v. Wade overturned so other people who disagree with you could not go ahead and get an abortion. You don’t want to make abortion illegal, do you?

Mayor Kevin Burns: I don’t want Kevin Burns’ decisions to impinge the rights of others to make their own and as a congressperson I most likely will not have that opportunity.

Jeff Berkowitz: Well, right, that’s probably a judicial decision, but you would have some impact on that—as when the partial birth abortion ban was passed by the Congress.

Mayor Kevin Burns: Right.

Parental Notice.

Jeff Berkowitz: Parental notice. Would you favor parental notice?

Mayor Kevin Burns: I do favor parental notice.

Parental Consent.

Jeff Berkowitz: Parental consent. You favor that, too? Parents have to give consent before their minor daughter can have an abortion?

Mayor Kevin Burns: You know, it’s a case by case example. I think parental consent, flat out—you have some challenges to it.

Judicial bypass.

Jeff Berkowitz: [But], with judicial bypass,

Mayor Kevin Burns: Perhaps.

Jeff Berkowitz: The daughter can go to the judge, if there is a case of incest, rape, something like that—

Mayor Kevin Burns: And, it’s a bad family life—I mean, what are we doing to the child?
Mayor Kevin Burns, Republican Primary candidate for the 14th Cong. Dist. seat, as he is airing this week on Public Affairs in 35 Chicago Metro suburbs. [See below for the suburban airing schedule] and as will be airing on this comingMonday, Sep. 17, 2007, at 8:30 pm on Cable Ch. 21, CANTV on the City of Chicago edition of Public Affairs and on Monday, Sep. 17, 2007 at 7:30 pm on Aurora Community Television, on Comcast Cable Ch. 10 in Aurora and some surrounding areas. The show was recorded on Sep. 2, 2007.[You may also soon go here to watch Mayor Burns on PublicAffairsTV.com].
The airing schedule for the Chicago Metro suburban edition of "Public Affairs," is included directly, below.
In twenty-five North Shore, North and Northwest suburbs, the "Public Affairs," show airs every Tuesday night in the regular weekly Public Affairs slot, 8:30 pm on Comcast Cable Ch. 19 or 35, as indicated, below.

In ten North Shore suburbs, the Public Affairs show airs three times each week in its regular slots at 8:30 pm on Comcast Cable Ch. 19, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, as indicated, below. ********************************************************
The suburban episode of Public Affairs with guest Mayor Kevin Burns, 14th CD Republican Primary candidate airs:

tonight at 8:30 pm on Comcast Cable Channel 19 in Buffalo Grove, Elk Grove Village, Hoffman Estates, parts of Inverness, Lincolnwood, Morton Grove, Niles, Northfield, Palatine, Rolling Meadows and Wilmette

And tonight at 8:30 pm on Comcast Cable Channel 35 in Arlington Heights, Bartlett, Glenview, Golf, Des Plaines, Hanover Park, Mt. Prospect, Northbrook, Park Ridge, Prospect Heights, Schaumburg, Skokie, Streamwood and Wheeling.

and this week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday night at 8:30 pm, airing on Comcast Cable Channel 19 in Bannockburn, Deerfield, Ft. Sheridan, Glencoe, Highland Park, Highwood, Kenilworth, Lincolnshire, Riverwoods and Winnetka.
Jeff Berkowitz, Show Host/Producer of "Public Affairs," and Executive Legal Recruiter doing legal search can be reached at JBCG@aol.com. You may watch "Public Affairs," shows with Presidential Candidates Richardson, Obama, McCain, Giuliani and Cox and many other pols at www.PublicAffairsTv.com