Skip to comments.Bernard Kerik withdraws from nomination
Posted on 12/10/2004 7:05:43 PM PST by Destro
Bernard Kerik withdraws from nomination per FOX
Everybody likes a rags-to-riches story. This one, like most, was just a fairy tale. No reason to be angry or defensive. There were enough red flags with this guy to have a May Day parade in my opinion - but he's out, so he's irrelevant.
Bring us a second amendment defending law-and-order conservative (plenty out there) and Kerik will be quickly forgotten, as he should be.
All the alphabet channels had the Taser thing on and in their ususal jouranlistic style hung the guy out to dry!
I thought the nanny gate issue w/Clinton's nominee...can't remember who it was...was stupid then, is stupid now....but there are several things adding up about Kerik that, when all strung together, are disappointing...
Good riddance to bad rubish. Another gun grabber done gone! It'll be hard to find someone worse, but I have faith in president Bush.
Bummer, I really liked that pick. I can't stand the way the dems keep going after well qualified people. It makes me sick. I had heard that Kerik was for some gun control though. I hope the next pick is even better. Go Bush!
Wow....someone had his rectal today :((((...and a cold stethoscope to boot....
Reminds me of the illegal alien that had his picture taken with Vice President Dick Cheney and his wife, Lynne, on White House grounds. The illegal alien, Martinez Gonzalez kept festive photos of himself with the Cheneys as souvenirs to show off his insider access. Martinez/Gonzalez had access to the White House grounds, the Pentagon, and NASA, and rubbed elbows with Washingtons most powerful officials.
You give me all the upstanding entries on his resume and I will
give some of the less favorable. What are his good points besides his being a Republican?
You're one of them, I take it. Ve haff vays of makink you tock. Shpeel de beans, bustah. You vill giff us das info vots behint de sceentz, ja?
(I was under the impression that Kerik was an honorable man. I hate to find that it was an illusion.)
Actually, Zoe Baird was chastised over this but Senator Thurmond made it clear he supported her. It wasn't the Republicans that ended her nomination.
If you want to know how I know this,ask my via FREEPmail.
Right you are!
Let's just say the Anarchists will oppose Timoney's nom
Groups Protest CIP Hearing Dedicated To Police Testimony
author: Save our Civil Liberties Campaign
The Public Demands Answers about Police Handling of FTAA Protests --
Miami Police and Chief Timoney on the Hot Seat
Miami - On Thursday, February 5, 2004 the Save Our Civil Liberties Campaign in conjunction with the AFL-CIO, Lake Worth Global Justice, Miami Workers Center and other community groups and individuals, will protest the joint public hearing of the Civilian Investigative Panel (CIP) and the Independent Review Panel (IRP). A colorful and lively demonstration with signs and puppets will take place outside City Hall to protest testimony being given by Police Chief John Timoney. People are also expected to be inside monitoring the hearing.
Thanks for posting his letter.
Bet the DUmmies are in heaven over this.
Well,someone had to disabuse the political naifs here,who are worse than clueless about everything. LOL
Bill Bratton was responsible for all the NYPD initiatives that eventually returned NYC to a sense of normalcy (at least by NYC standards). He is an ambitious man, and he does have a rivalry with Giuliani going back as to who should take credit for NYC's gains in crime reduction. But if you talk to almost any NYPD cop with "time on" they would say that he was the most innovative and popular leader in the past 20 years.
From all that I've heard, read and seen the guy sounds like a winner. Possibly the most creative law enforcement leader in America. But, like I said earlier, I'm sure there are a slew of other qualified candidates from federal and local with whom I'm not familiar.
One word: Damn!
Clinton was able to keep Janet Reno in office after Waco. think about that for a second. think about what happened at Waco, compared to a nanny tax problem. Reno remained in office, sailed through with praise over Waco in fact, but Kerik has to go.
I'm for stopping this illegal invasion.
Moderate to well-to-do New Yorkers can start doing their own work.
Again, hand out the green cards and everybody can have their illegals made right...
Rudy was first, and he didn't want it. So the nom went to Kerik instead. Who's next??
Nobody does it better ;)
Same here MEG33.
Okay Gang.. this is a bit late. I chided this person for their attempt at defining Country Club Republicans and was greeted with a very angry, badly spelled diatribe regarding Bush Sr. and my beloved Ronnie.
I believe this "person" to be a badly educated "troll".. but hey.. you all have probably already decided for yourselves!
Is this true? or just something your putting together? I thought Rudy would make the best choice from the start.
Actually, Clintons wanted Reno first (because she was an empty suit they could push around), nominated two no-go's first and then when she was up the Waco thing had started, Hill and Bill screamed that congress was at fault due to their hasseling all the nominees and she flew through without a looksee... very slick and very Clintonesque.
I'll admit my lack of facts. I based my opinion of Bernard Kerik on what little I learned about him after 9/11, a glossy television biography by Judith Miller on FOX and subsequent interviews with him when he was in Iraq and upon his return. He spoke briefly at a neighborhood "town hall" meeting I attended when I lived in New York and then-Mayor Giuliani answered questions from participants. That was of course prior to 9/11 and more of a local focus, so my impression of him at that time was "Hey, this guy is okay."
fawk them.. who cares.. they only wish it was kerry appointing these people.. let them wish...
Former Waterbury Mayor Phil Giordano comes to mind. I did my internship for the Corporation Counsel's office in Waterbury the summer after ol Phil there was removed from office--during his trial and all.
Sorry, I don't have any inside info. All I've done is look at the man's record. There are two main career tracks in the NYPD for the ambitious; "boss" and "detective". I may be wrong, but I don't think in over 150 years has there ever been an NYPD commissioner whose previous department rank was 3d grade detective. The guy had a good relationship with Giuliani and made the most of it. I can tell you with certainty that there were others that were better qualified to hold the post that he had on that fateful day.
That simple. Hand out green cards. There is over a billion people in this world that would like to come into this country. Would you give all of the green cards. How many is enough?
Besides, the first things these illegals did when they entered the country was to break the law. Hardly the kind of people I want in my country.
Do you know that? or you just do not like the man? Any confirmation on this?
Some of the DU posts sound familiar...;)
Thanks for the "insight" info, nevertheless. :o)
I'll MAKE this one PUBLIC!! Spellcheck is Your Friend!
I believe Rudy doesn't want the job..
I agree, if he wanted it he would have it and he's certainly not going to jump in after this...
If we can't have Kerik I recommend G.W. nominate someone with ties to Halliburton.
no one who has any future political aspirations would take this job. its a thankless position - if everything goes well, no one knows you. if there is a terror attack, you are the scapegoat.
someone like Kerik would have been perfect for this - this would have been the pinnacle of his career, he's not an empty suit paper pusher, he would have just gone in there and kicked some butt and tried to do the best job possible.
Very disappointing news. I felt like he couldv'e done an amazing job with Homeland Securty. His work with the NYPD and Corrections Dept. has completely transformed NYC during the Guiliani administration and turned it into statistically the safest large city in America. Sure he was rough around the edges in many respects. But i have no doubts that a tough as nails black-belt who served New York's streets and prison system during it's worst times (nyc streets mid 80's to early 90's were a legit nightmare) is exactly the type of man needed to run the Dept. of Homeland Security. God only knows what kind of pansy will take the seat now. If theres any justice in the world Zel Miller will get a call for a brand new cabinet position but I dont see that happening.
There is more here then anyone really knows. So far.
Maybe the only good thing about a Liberman appointment is we would get a Republican appointment to the Senate in his place.
well, to be honest Bill Bratton was responsible for most of the crime reductions in NYC. But Kerik would have been very good here, and as you say, I sense some empty suit pansy is on his (her) way to this position.