Giuliani Cronyism: Bernard Kerik


Giuliani and Kerik - UnseperableRudy Giuliani, a liberal in Republican clothing, has promised that, as President, he will appoint strict constructionist judges. Although he is pro-abortion, pro-gun, anti-gay and has questionable family values, he winks and says trust me, I’m a 9/11 hero. Not so fast. Let’s take a look at the kind of person he can be expected to appoint. It’s a c-word all right, but it’s not “constructionist.” It’s “crony.”

A year before the 9/11 attacks, Rudy Giuliani appointed his pal Bernard Kerik to the coveted position of New York City Police Commissioner. The mayor’s cabinet was shocked, with half of them being against this unmerited gift. You see, the possession of a college degree was required for this position. But that wasn’t necessary for Giuliani’s little crony. It seems that having served as Rudy’s bodyguard and driver was enough to become Police Commissioner. Heck, that might even make him overqualified to oversee more than 40,000 officers and a 3.2 billion dollar budget.

Kerik served with distinction during 9/11. He even had time to set himself up a cozy little love nest, conveniently located right next to ground zero. Partying it up with Judith Regan and other girlfriends right next to where the terrorists had opened a gaping wound upon America. A man of compassion, or is it passion? Good judgement or bad? Tasteless to be sure.

His three month stint as Interim Minister of the Interior in Iraq is nothing to write home about. Actually he was having his home remodelled while he frolicked in Iraq. About Kerik, John McCain had this to say:

“I don’t know Mr. Kerik. I do know that I went to Baghdad shortly after the initial victory and met in Baghdad with (Ambassador Paul) Bremer and (Lt. Gen. Ricardo) Sanchez. And Kerik was there. Kerik was supposed to be there to help train the police force. He stayed two months and one day left, just up and left.”

So what exactly did he do?

“One of the reasons why we had so much trouble with the initial training of the police was because he came, didn’t do anything and then went out to the airport and left.”

So well connected was this man, that Kerik was even nominated by President Bush to be the Head of Homeland Security! This was, of course, based on a very strong recommendation from the man behind the crony, Rudolph Giuliani. But he withdrew his name when it was revealed that he employed an illegal as a nanny. Nanny nanny no no. But that was just the tip of the iceberg.

Giuliani’s crony was recently arraigned on charges of conspiracy, mail fraud, wire fraud and lying to the IRS. How far the man who has made a fortune on tasers (some $6.2 million) has fallen. Rudy’s very own crony. How proud he must be.

You can be sure that there would be more Keriks in a Giuliani Administration. New York survived it. But would America? Do we take the risk? Between his liberal views and his poor judgement giving shady folk plum appointments, Rudy Giuliani is not the man we need in the White House. Not now. Not ever.

Update: It’s good to be the crony.

The New York Daily News asked Guiliani Thursday whether he’d consider pardoning Kerik if he’s elected and Kerik’s convicted. Giuliani’s answer: “It wouldn’t be fair to ask that question at this point.”

Fantastic.  It wouldn’t be fair to cast a vote for Giuliani either.

— Psycheout


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10 Responses to “Giuliani Cronyism: Bernard Kerik”

  1. Joe Stause Says:

    With regard to the Kerik-Giuliani Relationship:

    How come the mainstream media are not making a bigger issue of this obvioius disqualification of a candidate?

    Giuliani has said: “I believe that the skill I have developed better than any other was surrounding myself with great people.” — Rudy Giuliani, from his book “Leadership,” 2002.

    How can media outlets fail to point this deficiency out; and repeatedly?

    This is the equivalence of a confession of gross ineptitude. Why doesn’t EVERYONE just say, “Excuse me Mr. Giuliani, if that’s what you do “best,” then what makes you think you can appoint anyone we can trust to any position at all; or do anything else competently, for the matter?”

    This is an important and significant campaign issue, that goes right to Giuliani’s self-proclaimed incompetence.

    I mean, this Giuliani thing is of much greater import than anything any other candidate has said, because this is about what Giuliani has DONE and he says it’s the best that he can do.

    You are welcome,
    Joe Strouse

    [Psycheout adds: Thanks, Joe. I think this is huge. It really does betray Rudy’s lack of judgement. He is not fit to be the GOP nominee.]

  2. mullah cimoc Says:

    mullah cimoc say two thing:

    Giuliani him make big ashame for all ameriki.

    first thing, him take him slut to live in government house while still the marry? Am this “conservative value” ameriki?

    him business partner kerrick Giuliani almost make the homeland security czar of usa but now the investigate and hearing of the whores and the rich man condo on policeman salary. Am him the clean police? Conservative values ameriki?

    him to serving the homosexual and disobey him bible, but still acting the proud. him to wanting man to marry man, man to marry donkey, and woman to marry the woman. so sick and show the destroy of ameriki society.

    him Giuliani to obey every command of masters in tel aviv. him like puppet on fish line. am this make the geo. washington and benjamin frankling proud?

    now the republican of ameriki having so many the gay homosexual like the kink sex act, corruption and cruel—now just opposite—not the family value, this the filthy corruption and amerika to be suffer maybe the earthquaking so terrible?

    second point: How possible for usa media not tell ameriki people him giuliani father “Harold Giuliani” mafia loan shark enforcer serve him time at sing sing prison. usa media not the free. so control.

    for him true info: for him aemriki learn.

  3. ChenZhen Says:

    Is that Borat?

  4. Psycheout Says:

    I don’t know, Chen. But him make great points for all Ameriki.

  5. Rudy Giuliani: Fox News Candidate? « Blogs 4 Conservatives Says:

    […] Giuliani: Fox News Candidate? Curiouser and curiouser. I recently wrote a post about the cozy Giuliani-Kerik connection, where I mentioned the ground zero lovenest where Bernie Kerik and Judith Regan frequently met […]

  6. Gigi Says:

    I just wanted to say something about, Giuliani and Bernard, if giuliani is anti-gay, well by the picture, they look like there in love. lol

  7. JOE Says:

    like pees in a pod and dam thay do look like gay lovers, ha ha ha!

  8. Anti-Media Says:

    This is a HUGE story. I wonder why it’s not getting more attention. It really doesn’t say much for Giuliani’s judgement. And it’s right on the money to question his reliability on judges in your opening paragraph. He picked this crooked crony to be his top law enforcement official. That says it all. He can’t be trusted with important decisions.

    Anyone remember FEMA’s Mike Brown? This is worse. “Trust me?” I don’t think so.

    Some great stuff here. And it seems entirely fair. I can’t tell who you support by what I’m reading. That’s how it should be. I’m going to have to read this site more often. It’s definitely going in my bookmarks!

  9. Mike Reilly Says:

    No kidding, Anti-Media. This whole thing stinks to high heaven. Stause makes some good points too. Actually everybody did. Uh, I think. I’ll have to check that Bernie-Rudy site out.

  10. Giuliani Using Taxpayer Funds for Fun with Mistress? « Blogs 4 Conservatives Says:

    […] huh.  Sure.  Rudy Giuliani corrupt?  It’s not like he’s hung out with criminals like Bernard Kerik or crack cocaine dealers.  Oh, oops.  Regarding this current issue, I will update this post as […]

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