Friday, December 03, 2004

Bush Set to Name Ex-Chief of Police for Top Security Post

Bernard Kerik, the former New York City police commissioner, has been picked by Bush to replace Tom Ridge.
At first glance, I think this guy is the only Bush appointment I have ever considered relevant to today's climate of fear.
But will Kerik be willing to play politics with Karl Rove and Dick Cheney, and do what they tell him to do rather than what he knows is right to do?
I wish I didn't see a Herculean clash in the making, but I do.
A guy like Kerik could make the country safer, but unless his plans dovetail with the administration's loot and pillage philosophy, he'll just be one more casualty in this train wreck of a presidency.

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