Friday, December 10, 2004

Bernard "Bumboy" Kerik wusses out, withdraws himself from DHS nomination 

Oops! This couldn't be Inerrant Boy's fault, since He never makes mistakes, so who screwed up?

In a surprise move, former New York Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik abruptly withdrew his nomination as Bush's choice to be homeland security secretary Friday night, saying questions have arisen about the immigration status of a housekeeper and nanny he employed.

"Have arisen," eh? I wonder who dropped a dime?

The decision caught the White House off guard and sent Bush in search of a new candidate to run the sprawling bureacracy of more than 180,000 employes melded together from 22 disparate federal agencies in 2003.

One administration official helping prepare Kerik for Senate confirmation, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Kerik's unexpected decision shocked senior leaders at the Homeland Security Department.

Weird language. Generally, we think of "officials" in government departments, not "leaders." Of course, under Fuhrerprinzip this may change...

This official said Kerik still had not filled out all his ethics filings — which would detail his sources of income and financial liabilities — and said the FBI background investigation of Kerik was still incomplete.

Meaning this Nanny hoo-ha was just the pretext for Kerik to bail, right?

But the only moderately troubling information uncovered...

By the Bush fluffers in our supine media, that is.

...about Kerik so far was news that Kerik had earned $6.2 million by exercising stock options he received from Taser International, which did lucrative business with the Department of Homeland Security, this official said.
(via AP)

Well. I don't find it troubling at all, not in the slightest, that Kerik is a coward who took only four months to screw up the Iraqi police force, then bailed. Or that he was fined for conflicts of interest. Or that his friends were. Or that he appointed fraudsters to office, screwed up the chain of command, and calls Democrats traitors (back) I mean, all that—especially the fraud part—is standard operating procedure for today's modern Republican!

But an illegal immmigrant for a Nanny? Now that's troubling...

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