KERIK A CROOK?
NANNYGATE MY ASS! IT WAS TASERS & MORE!!
How Did This Wingnut Get To Be NYPD Commissioner?
Nannygate! HAH!! That's the LEAST sleazy thing they could have used as an excuse to get rid of this embarrassment!!! ONE WEEK he lasted! He didn't even make it to the Senate confirmation hearings! Even Tom Delay thought he was too bent! The guy had WARRANTS out on him! He tried to stiff his freakin' CONDO association! What a MAN! No WONDER Rudy loves him so much!
Giuliani was always a bit of a wing-nut himself. Before 9/11, he was best known for censoring art and harassing homeless people. He had the two best cops New York City, or the nation, ever had, Ray Kelly and Bill Bratton, but they were too damned good: Too professional, outshining the boss, not big enough ass-kissers.
And then along came glorified limo-driver Bernie "The Body" Kerik. That's right. Kerik was Rudy's police driver slash "bodyguard" back in the day. That's how they met. Many intense rim-jobs later, the wacko street cop became the big boss of America's oldest and largest professional police force. A job that should require a doctorate, and years of management experience went to a high-school drop-out and rentacop.
Kerik brought his bags with him. He seemed to regard himself as a law unto himself, perhaps even above the law. He was accused of using NY cops first to research his book; then to harass and intimidate journalists he disliked and suspected of stealing his publisher's cell-phone. He allegedly used NYPD photos of 9/11 in his book, without payment or attribution. He's said to have commissioned sculptural busts of himself, at NY Police Foundation expense, as gifts for VIPs. There were no takers. He spent big bucks on special doors for One Police Plaza, without checking the engineeering specs of the building. The doors were useless, the money was lost.
Not to worry, Bernie had a relationship with the door-company, so somebody made out OK on the deal. He ended up on the board of the Taser company, suppliers to the Department of Corrections and the police department in New York City, as well as Homeland Security. There was also some stink back at Corrections, about profiteering off the prisoners, disappearance of funds, and using employees for Republican Party political tasks. But, what's a little conflict of interest among pals?
Ya gotta go along to get along, right? Bernie became the poster boy for crony capitalism. And then came the big job, the one he'd been glad-handing, back-stabbing, skull-cracking, palm-greasing and ass-kissing for, all his weird, creepy life: From child abandoned by prostitute Mom to abandoner of love-child in Korea: From US Army dog-handler to prison guard: From Islamic Shariah-law enforcement goon for the Saudi's to brutal, incompetent interim Iraqi Minister of the Interior (until he bugged out, after three months): From long-haired Times Square narc to crome-domed 9/11 chief: SECRETARY OF HOMELAND SECURITY. The dreaded Hesita (HeimatlandSicherheitTäuschung)!
A charmed life, if there ever was one: If you believe in black magic. The guy was bad news walking. What the fuck was Rudy THINKING? Or maybe his driver had something on him, like those Arkansas State Troopers who ratted out Bill Clinton for his zipper problems? Time will tell. That is, if we ever hear from Rudy Giuliani again. This Kerik business may have put too big a stink on him for even THIS White House to tolerate. Time will tell.
Can't wait to see where Kerik turns up next. Watch your ass, Vladimir Putin! Some Amerikanski may try to kiss it! HE's really your kind of tovarich, and you could be his! Then there's Kim Jong Il. HE could sure use a bodyguard. Hey, any Banana Republics looking for a real Banana Republican?
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