Frontrunning Republican Liar's New Liability
Giuliani, whose campaign-sponsored lies are getting so common that they're hard to keep catalogued, has another problem. He's always been big believer in cronies, and the biggie, the one he promoted for head of Department of Homeland Security, is now being indicted on criminal charges.
Kerik is not only a crook, and failure (he was police chief in Baghdad, and ran away from his job in mere months.) He's also an unrepentent liar and self-promoter as well. (He was once on the TASER board, too!) Bernie is not a "good guy" as TASER CEO Rick Smith once tried to convince me.
I remember an interview he gave on public radio in which he talked about all the dangerous undercover narcotics work he used to do. He went on to describe a bust on one of the most dangerous corners in NYC, giving the time, and eventually, the location. Imagine my surprise to learn it wasn't actually a very dangerous place at all. It was the corner of the street where I lived. Sure, there were crack dealers there. They were everywhere. But dangerous? Please. I could have driven Bernie to 10 more dangerous neighborhoods inside 5 minutes. And contrary to Bernie's self-serving lies, this corner, despite the crack dealers, was actually quite safe. Why? Because the drug dealers who ran it didn't allow petty street crime on the block. Muggings, theft, etc. by the crackheads who wanted their fix actually took place 3-4 blocks over, on "safe" and very rich Riverside drive, or Broadway, because that's where the easy money was, and the dealers didn't care if the crackheads mugged there.
Giuliani has to be one of the worst candidates out there. The fact that he supported a loser like Kerik -- only because Kerik was his loyal driver during Rudy's rise to power -- is another strong indication that he'd be a terrible decision-maker.