This morning on Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough declared the Bernard Kerik has a great man that they only went after because Rudy Giulliani ran for President. Either Joe is crushing on Rudy and Bernard so much that he is flat out lying, or Joe is a moron. Actually it could be both, but let’s recap some of the history of Kerik.
In December 2004, President George W. Bush nominated Kerik as Secretary of Homeland Security. A week later, Kerik withdrew his nomination, explaining that he had employed an illegal immigrant as a nanny; subsequently, numerous allegations surfaced which would likely have led to a confirmation battle in the Senate. In 2006, Kerik pled guilty to two unrelated ethics violations after an investigation by the Office of the Bronx District Attorney, and was ordered to pay $221,000.
His problems started well before Rudy ran for President. Everything just happened to catch up to him when Rudy was actually running: