Thursday, October 25, 2007

I was wrong

in assuming Giuliani wouldn't make a good president. Seems he is right on track with the big boys in politics. Giuliani's police chief could be problem.
Federal prosecutors in New York have spent more than a year pursuing criminal charges against Kerik, reportedly including bribery, tax evasion, obstruction of justice, providing false information and conspiracy to eavesdrop.
That laundry list matches up well with the necessary traits for a good president. Instead of bribery, tax evasion, obstruction of justice, falsification and eavesdropping, just consider them to be; delegation, tax cuts, commitment to a cause and properly studying the opposition. In fact I think most of those are covered as such under the Patriot Act.

Really though, this Bernard Kerik fellow can't be that bad. Bush nominated him to be the Homeland Security chief back in 2004. Too bad that slave/household servant had to be exposed and he withdrew.

The more I learn of Giuliani, the more he fits right in with the current administration. I could write his debate talking points, just repeat the one line mantra of how well he ran New York. I love this line in the article,
So far, Kerik's troubles haven't seemed to nick Giuliani's primary campaign narrative that he's a Republican who tamed a Democratic city and heroically led New York after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.[emphasis added]
A narrative to be sure. Too bad it is from the fiction section. But considering that the Attorney General appointee Michael Mukasey is another Giuliani friend, it all fits together like a well written book. Perhaps I wish it was all as fictional as his narrative.

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