I regret that Bernard Kerik had to withdraw his name from nomination for Homeland Security. He seemed like a tough guy, somehow perfectly suited for this difficult job. But it must be said that this was a bad show, somebody--perhaps only Kerik, but I doubt it--screwed up. Bush should act quickly and name someone significant to replace the nominee whom everyone seemed to favor. The next nominee could dissapoint everyone. Too bad.
He sounds like a b.s. artist to me. Better to have him out of the way now. Too many shortcuts are coming out about him, though some of this may be manufactured spin.
I dont know that much about Kerik, but I think something about this situation seems insane. To wit, the highest elected leader of our nation has tapped Kerik b/c he thinks Kerik is the best man for this critical role in protecting us from a global movement of mass murderers, and Kerik cant take the job b/c he didnt do the proper paperwork on a household servant.
Maybe Kerik is a dicey guy, as Ken suggests, but can you imagine FDR firing George C. Marshall b/c he didnt pay taxes on his farm or whatever?
Having read about Keriks love nest, his possible organized-crime ties, and abuses of power, I gotta agree with Ken now--its best that were done w/ this guy. How can a man who cant even "secure" his mistresses from learning about one another keep our homeland secure? Good riddance. How about Gen. Tommy Franks for the job?